US increases military deployments in Middle East

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The United States of America will send about 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, as well as additional army resources over “Iran’s aggressive activity”. This was stated by the US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Reuters reports.

The head of the Pentagon ordered to send about 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to respond to air, naval and ground threats in the Middle East. According to Shanahan, Iran’s latest attacks against commercial tankers threaten US interests and the US military in the region.

The head of the Pentagon stressed that the United States does not search for a conflict with Iran, but want to secure their interests in the region.

“We will continue to monitor the situation diligently and make adjustments to force levels as necessary given intelligence reporting and credible threats,” Shanahan said.

Recall the US blames Iran for oil tanker attack in Gulf of Oman.

As The Journalist reported, NATO will increase its military presence in Black Sea.

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