The United States will send a naval strike team led by the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and a tactical bomber team to the Central command area (CENTCOM). This will be done as a signal to the Iranian authorities in response to “a number of disturbing and escalating threats.”
Such information is contained in the statement issued on Sunday by the US assistant to the President for national security John Bolton. Washington intends to send a clear and unambiguous signal to the Iranian regime that any attempt on the interests of the United States or its allies, “will be given an uncompromising response in terms of force.”
At the same time, Bolton emphasizes that his country does not seek a war with the Iranian regime, but “is ready to respond to any attack, both from Iran-related organizations and from the Islamic revolutionary guard corps or regular troops of Iran.”
Recall, CENTCOM is responsible for the planning of operations and management of American troops in case of military operations in the regions of the Middle East, East Africa, and Central Asia. Its area of responsibility covers 21 countries, including Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, as well as international waters (Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Western Indian Ocean). Currently, the Central Command is in charge of all US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.