[size=36]After the escalation of risks to its military in Iraq .. America sends a force to strike the Middle East[/size]
The reason for Washington's decision to send a force to the Middle East is due to heightened risks to US troops in Iraq by Iran and its allies, senior US officials have revealed.
In an interview with The New York Times, the White House and the Pentagon took the decision to send a US aircraft carrier and a group of troops to the Gulf, which was announced last night by National Security Advisor John Bolton, Intelligence reports monitor new activities of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Iraq, as of Friday.
One official also pointed to new US concerns about the security of waterways where the Iranian navy is carrying out operations.
The two officials gave no further details on the nature of the "new risks" posed by Iranian forces and their regional allies to US forces in Iraq.
The New York Times said that the comments by these US officials would raise new questions in the leadership of Iraq on whether the administration of President Donald Trump intends to exploit the United States military presence in its territory in the implementation of its agenda against Tehran.
The newspaper reported last March that consultations are under way in Washington over the possibility of including some Iraqi armed factions backed by Iran on the terrorism list, although they also have the support of the Iraqi government, some of which participate in the political life of the country.
A US military official confirmed that Washington's decision to send the strike group headed by the Abraham Lincoln carrier with a force of bombers to the Middle East was due to "clear indications" that Iran and its affiliates were planning to attack the US military.
These developments came after the United States tightened its pressure on Iran, with the abolition of exemptions granted to a number of countries on sanctions on Iranian oil exports, with the aim of reducing them to zero.
In this context, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, recently listed by the United States on its list of terrorist organizations, renewed its threat to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to international shipping.