Tensions with Iran have risen since the US UU abandoned the multinational agreement.
An American aircraft carrier sent to the Middle East remains outside the Persian Gulf, in the middle of negotiations to alleviate the dispute between the United States and Iran.
The USS Abraham Lincoln was on Monday in the Arabian Sea about 200 miles from the coast of Oman.
While the US Navy commanders refused to explain why the ship remained without passing the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf, they insisted that they are ready for any mission in the region.
However, Captain Putnam Browne, Lincoln’s commander, told The Associated Press: “You do not want to escalate something inadvertently.”
The White House ordered in May that the Lincoln and its attack group move towards the Middle East. He also sent B-52 bombers and ordered hundreds of soldiers to the area.
Tensions with Iran have been increasing since the United States, under the Donald Trump government, abandoned the multinational agreement that Iran would reduce its nuclear activity in exchange for relief from sanctions.
On the 30th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Rujola Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the USS Abraham Lincoln received journalists from the PA and other media. They spent about four hours aboard the aircraft carrier after a two-hour flight from the United Arab Emirates and were met by sailors who documented their stay on board with recorders.
On the eve, the United States Air Force announced that a B-52 would conduct a practice drill with Lincoln that would include “mock attack operations.”
Thousands of people commemorated the death of Khomeini visiting his golden sanctuary south of Tehran. It was reported that Iran’s military officials plan to protect it with Hawk missiles, which can be fired from the ground and the same type of missile that the United States delivered to the Islamic Republic during the Iran-Contra scandal.