Acting Minister of defense Patrick Shanahan approved the transfer of the ship dock US Navy Arlington and a battery of Patriot SAMS in the area, us Central military command (CENTCOM) in response to a request, according to the Pentagon the night on Saturday.

“These forces will join the shock carrier battle group led by the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (LPD-24) and the task force bombers U.S. air force in the middle East in response to signs of increased Iran’s readiness to conduct offensive operations against American troops and our interests,” – said in a statement released by the Department.

It says that the United States would “continue to closely monitor the actions of the Iranian regime, his military and his supporters.”

“For reasons of operational security, we will not discuss the terms or the areas of deployment of forces,” – said the Pentagon.

He said: “the United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but is prepared to defend U.S. forces and interests in the region.”

On the eve of U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that any steps Iran against U.S. interests, will cause retaliatory action from Washington, said us Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

“The regime in Tehran must understand that any actions by him or his supporters any nationality or against the interests of US citizens will face a quick and decisive response from the United States,” – said in arrived in “Interfax” the statement of the diplomat.

M. Pompeo noted that the United States, their partners and allies do not want war with Iran, “but 40 years of murder (Iran – if) American soldiers, attacks on American targets, the seizure of Americans as hostages are a direct reminder that we must protect ourselves”.

The state Secretary recalled that the President of the United States Donald trump has said it is ready at a certain time to meet and hold talks with the Iranian leadership.

“We urge the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions, to change their destructive behavior, to respect rights of its citizens and with honest intentions to return to the negotiating table,” said D. trump.

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