U.S. B-52 bombers reach Middle East in message to Iran
DOHA (Reuters) - American B-52 Stratofortress bombers sent to the Middle East over what Washington describes as threats from Iran have arrived at a U.S. base in Qatar, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said.
The U.S. military said on Tuesday that a number of B-52 bombers would be part of additional forces being sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration says are "clear indications" of threats from Iran to U.S. forces there.
Iran has dismissed the new U.S. deployments, including of an aircraft carrier, as old news announced now to intimidate it through "psychological warfare", at a time when Washington is also tightening financial sanctions. The USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing another carrier rotated out of the Gulf last month.
Washington has tightened sanctions on Iran this month, eliminating waivers that had allowed some countries to buy its oil, with a goal of reducing Tehran's crude exports to zero. Iran has responded by scaling back some curbs on its nuclear program, although it remains compliant with a deal to restrict its nuclear activity which Washington abandoned a year ago.
(Reporting by Eric Knecht; Writing by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Peter Graff)
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Anono Muss12 hours ago
Just wake me up if a real war starts. Until then, it's all saber rattling to me.
Mike15 hours ago
The newest B-52H bomber is 57 years old.
Jim19 hours ago
the B-52 Bomber is perfection that's never been improved upon.
Kerwin19 hours ago
Should have used the B-52's 40 years ago against Iran, right Jimmy Carter.
Bad Timing13 hours ago
You know you're in trouble when the B-52's show up
Larry19 hours ago
If you look at Iran's perspective, they don't want another country telling them they cannot develop nuclear weapons, and the US is destroying their economy, and that is an act of war. If any country were to do that to the US we would declare war on them.
William15 hours ago
I guess there telling Iran, we're not going to Fund them again ?
Timothy18 hours ago
How in the world does a B-52 take off from that aircraft carrier in the picture?
Ricky13 hours ago
Is the Trump Administration purposely trying to force Iran to attack US forces in Iraq, Syria and other countries in the Middle East. George Bush's war against Iraq opened this Pandora's Box
Carol13 hours ago
Let me ask. How many countries has Iran invaded in the last 500 years? Answer: Zero. How many countries has America invaded in about 250 years? Too many. Iran is no threat to US territory and WE were the ones who tore up our agreement which they have followed for the last year anyway.
Barbara13 hours ago
this is a manufactured crises
Robert19 hours ago
I honestly don't understand why we're doing this vis a vis Iran. Seemed like we had a deal on nukes that could have worked, but Trump blew it up and now decides to get hostile. This makes zero sense. We do not need another war.
Thomas19 hours ago
Anonymous9 hours ago
We as Americans value our sovereignty and as former military I remember swearing to defend this nation against enemies foreign and domestic. So why do we see it as a threat, when other nations value and want to defend their sovereignty? Why do we think we have a right to tell other countries what weapons they should have and not have, when WE have them? And not only that our nation is the ONLY nation that has ever used a nuclear weapon!
A war with Iran would be devastiting. To Iran, The headlines would likely read the 45 min war has ended, USA will rebuild Iran when the dust clears.
Infidel20 hours ago
Looks like Bolton will get his war with Iran after all. He's been waiting for 41 years and success is at hand.
Roobers15 hours ago
Consult with the Israel how to deal with this issue!
Larry Weisz13 hours ago
The real message is "We don't want Iranian Crude Oil on the market because it will lower gasoline prices in the USA!"
k15 hours ago
Hope Iran attacks!
Michael13 hours ago
Is administration preparing us a war?
Okay19 hours ago
I guess Trump going to try to win re-election by starting another presidential war.
madtaxpayer18 hours ago
Getting desperate US corporate welfare military industry order salesmen pompeo and Bolton to create situations for next wars.
John19 hours ago
How much did that cost the taxpayer
Jesse13 hours ago
The iranian S-400 air defense system will take them down like birds !!!
FREDERICK13 hours ago
Trump....trying to change the subject!
photog13 hours ago
THE B-52S ARE BETTER THAN THE 737 MAX.
B -52比波音737 MAX強。