According to The Wall Street Journal, US intelligence has found out that Iran has plans to target US forces in Iraq and possibly in Syria, while it is also going to stage attacks in Ba-el-Mandeb strait near Yemen through its proxies and in the Persian Gulf with its own armed drones. Iran reportedly may seek to attack US forces in Kuwait as well.

Iranian threat may be coming both from land and water, US officials told The Wall Street Journal, adding that they are surprised with the specificity of the Iranian plans to target US forces.

However, it remains unclear if these plans are unavoidable, or Iranian moves depend on the further development of the US-Iranian relations.

Between 5,000 and 7,000 US forces are operating in Iraq, while over 1,000 are operating in Syria and even more in Kuwait, sources added.

They said that the administration of US President Donald Trump could position Patriot missile systems to the Middle East later.

Sources suggested that it could be the CENTCOM, which Iran qualified as a terrorist group, who had asked Washington to increase its presence in the region where CENTCOM operated.

US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Sunday that the United States was deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force near Iran, to the US Central Command (CENTCOM) region, as “a clear and unmistakable message” to Tehran that Washington would respond to possible attacks. Media reports emerged on Monday that it was Israel who had briefed the United States about alleged Iranian plan to attack US targets or allies in the Gulf region.

Washington’s decision to boost its military presence in the Middle East comes amid growing tensions between Iran and the United States, which were sparked by the US decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, to reimpose Iran sanctions and to make all countries cut their Iranian oil imports to zero.

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In addition, the United States officially designated in April Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces, as a terrorist group. In response, Tehran promptly placed the CENTCOM under the same designation.

 

Source: Sputnik

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FairsFair
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Strange, Iran wasn’t such a “threat” when the Iranian nuclear deal was being adhered to including by the Americans. People should note it is the current US administration that threw that deal under the bus. China, the EU and Russia still have that agreement in place.

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Karel Vd Geest

That is correct. On the other hand, I ren is doping everything it can to antagonisme EU. Assassinations in EU, provocations, interference in other COUNTRIES etc etc.

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Karel Vd Geest

Tupo. Iran is doing

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Except you forget that Iranian nuclear chief himself said on Jan.24th 2019 that he deliberately cheated JCPOA under direct Khamenei’s orders! It’s not US administration that threw that deal under the bus, it’s Khamenei, and either Mossad and CIA came to know it… In other terms, Iranian nuclear chief simply confirmed that Netanyahu was right and China, the EU and Russia were sückers : JCPOA was a classic Islamic “taqiyya” from the start, Obama was an imbecile and will be remembered so. Utopian idiots, just like Chamberlain in 1938, or more recently Dubya or Obongo, are catastrophes. “Real Politik” is… Read more »

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mighty Iran is being painted and exaggerated by the ameritard govt with its lies and deceit – typical zio trademark as lucifer’s advocates