The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, which the US said would rapidly send to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran, has stayed outside of the strategic Persian Gulf waters, with its commander saying that the US navy seeks to avoid escalation.
A high-ranking member of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says US President Donald Trump’s administration is in a state of confusion concerning the developments unfolding in Middle East, stating that Washington’s schemes in the region will not thrive.
The United States Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt says President Donald Trump’s announcement of the controversial proposal for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, dubbed “Deal of the Century,” has been postponed by at least a week over a host of issues.
The United States is sending an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran, declared John Bolton, the hawkish US national security advisor.
The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has censured the United States for designating Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group, stating that the move is a concrete proof that Washington has miserably failed in its plots in the Middle East.
A series of new laws introduced in the UK will allow authorities to lock up anyone returning from fighting missions along the ranks of Daesh Takfiri group in Syria and Iraq as well as other militant groups in the Middle east region.
Iran’s top security official said on Sunday America and its client states in the Middle East are on the decline and that the group of countries seeking stability in the region has gained the upper hand.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday the West has turned the Middle East into a “powder keg” with its arms sales to the Arab countries of the region, stressing that the weapons supplies have not contributed to regional security.