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Iran: the United States would consider strengthening its troops in the Middle East

2019-12-06T11:37:48.987Z

Will the United States strengthen its troops in the Middle East to counter the Iranian threat? Several sources claim that there is no official confirmation.



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The United States would consider reinforcing its troops in the Middle East without there being any official confirmation as tensions rise between US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rohani. HO / PRESIDENT OFFICE / AFP

Will the United States strengthen its troops in the Middle East to counter the Iranian threat? Several sources state this without official confirmation.

The United States would consider sending between 5,000 and 7,000 more troops to the Middle East. This is what says a US official, on condition of anonymity at Agence France-Presse (AFP). The day before, the very serious Wall Street Journal spoke of the possible deployment of 14,000 soldiers, as well as warships to ensure security in the region. The Pentagon has denied.

The United States remains worried, however, and may need to strengthen its presence in the Middle East, already 70,000 strong. For several months, incidents have multiplied. In September, oil installations in Saudi Arabia were hit by gunfire attributed to Iran. More recently, attacks have targeted military bases in Iraq where US soldiers are stationed.

The tension has been rising between Washington and Tehran since Donald Trump came to power in 2017. After leaving the Iranian nuclear deal, the United States has imposed heavy sanctions on Iran. In retaliation, Tehran strengthens its nuclear capabilities.

Source: rfi

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