Pentagon withdraws USS Nimitz from the Persian Gulf | The Pentagon ordered the abandonment of the aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Middle East
Pentagon withdraws USS Nimitz from the Persian Gulf
New York, January 4, 2021 – MilitaryEzyInfo.com | The order to leave the aircraft carrier Nimitz in the Middle East has been given by the acting head of the Pentagon Christopher Miller. This was stated on January 4 in a statement released by the press service of the US military.
It is specified that the aircraft carrier will remain on alert in the area of responsibility of the Central Command, which includes the Middle East. Miller explains that such an order was issued “in connection with the recent threats that the Iranian leadership has addressed to President Donald Trump and other representatives of the US government.” What specific threats are in question is not specified.
Statement by acting The head of the US military department was made against the background of aggravated relations between the United States and Iran and numerous speculative statements in the media that the Trump administration could strike Iran before leaving the White House.
In turn, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif argued that the United States is seeking to find a pretext for unleashing a war with Iran, and intelligence from Israel testifies to the preparation of Israeli intelligence services against the Americans, which would put Trump “in a stalemate with a false reason for war.”
Earlier, IA REGNUM reported on the intention of the Iranian authorities to bring to justice the organizers of the assassination of the commander of the Al-Quds special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Lieutenant General Qasem Suleimani.