In other to send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran, the US has deployed an aircraft carrier to the Middle East.
US national security advisor, John Bolton, said they were acting “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings“.
The deployment of the warship was as a result of claims of a possible attack on US forces, Reuters news agency reports, quoting an unnamed US official.
Mr Bolton added that they would counter any attack strong forces.
Mr Bolton said in a statement, “The United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.“