Days later, Trump tweeted that Iran was on notice. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec.
We are proudly labeled with the ICRA. Frank McKenzie, the commander of Central Command. One senior U.
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We take no responsibility for the content on any website which we link to, please use your own discretion while surfing the links. The officer was not authorized to publicly discuss internal assessments based on sensitive intelligence and spoke on esckrt of anonymity. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East.
Iran, however, has appeared wary of Trump's intentions in his final weeks in office, given his focus on pressuring Tehran with sanctions and other moves that have further damaged the Islamic Republic's economy. Iran's initial response, five days after the deadly U.
The B bomber mission, flown round trip from an Air Force escott in North Dakota, reflects growing concern in Washington, in the final weeks of President Donald Trump's administration, that Iran will order further military retaliation for the U. In announcing Wednesday's bomber flight, the head of U. In advance of the announcement, the senior U. Adding to the tension was a Dec.
Embassy compound in Baghdad by Iranian-supported Shiite militia groups. Qassem Soleimani.
Central Arav said it was a defensive move. We have no control over the content of these s. No one was killed, but the volume of rockets fired — possibly 21, with about nine landing on the Embassy compound — was unusually large. Strategic calculations on both sides are further complicated by the political transition in Washington to a Biden administration that may seek new paths to dealing with Iran.