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US air carrier in the Gulf a target not a threat: Iran commander

2019-05-13 09:25:59       source:The Aljazeera

May 13, 2019

The American military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represented a "target" and and "opportunity", a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander said, raising the rhetoric as US forces head towards the region.

A former top US defence official, meanwhile, warned on Sunday of a "real risk" of a miscalculation between the two sides as the war of words intensifies.

The US military has deployed forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East in a move US officials said was to counter "clear indications" of threats from Iran to its troops in the region.

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