Unexpectedly, the US Withdrew the air carrier Nimitz from the Middle East. Sources say he wants acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller The New York Times Prevent a new crisis with Iran. Earlier, Iran threatened to retaliate against any US military action.
Iran commemorates the death of powerful General Qasim Solomon this weekend. An elite leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards was killed in Baghdad on January 3, 2020. Iraq then retaliated by launching missiles at US targets in Iraq.
Tensions have risen again in recent weeks. Iranian officials and US President Donald Trump have uttered threatening language. It is unclear whether Trump was notified of the decision to withdraw the minutes.
Miller ignores the request of the military command with his decision. Gen. Kenneth F., who oversees U.S. forces in the region. McKenzie Jr. wanted to extend the ranks of the Minutes. Other senior armies may have been surprised by the minister’s decision to return the aircraft carrier to his home port.
The departure of Nimitz comes at a crucial time. U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran and its allies may have planned an attack to avenge Solomon’s death. Iranian air defense and other units are said to be on high alert. More missiles and drones are said to have been moved to neighboring Iraq.
Iran has warned of retaliation for “any action by the enemy,” the ideological army of Iran, the leader of the Revolutionary Guards, warned on Saturday. He made the statement while inspecting troops stationed on an important island in the Gulf.
“We are here today to support our navy against the enemy that threatens us,” Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, on the island of Abu Moussa, told the Iranian official website Sebanius. “We will respond with the same force … to any action of the enemy against us,” he said.
‘Start a war’
On Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused outgoing US President Donald Trump of creating an excuse to launch a “war” before leaving the White House on January 20. Maximum pressure against Tehran.