Washington return the aircraft carrier to the Gulf to counter Iran and Syria

Washington return the aircraft carrier to the Gulf to counter Iran and Syria

Published 24/08/2012 07:16 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Navy’s official news agency in the United States that the U.S. Navy cut holiday crew one aircraft carriers and will bring its members to the Middle East next week to face any threat from Iran.

He said U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Stennis in the Port of Seattle on Wednesday that there was a need to return to the Middle East soon after the approval of the requests of the U.S. Central Command, the region’s return Stennis.

The news agency quoted U.S. military Panetta as saying the sailors at a military base on the U.S. west coast before setting off on their mission, “it is clear that Iran is one of those threats.”

“Secondly .. there is unrest in Syria … and we, of course, we are also closely pursuing.”

And paying the departure of the aircraft carrier Stennis in January from the U.S. Fifth Fleet, which based in Bahrain Ataollah Salehi, the commander of the Iranian army to threaten to take action in the case of her return, saying that Iran was “not used warning more than once.”

These threats ignited a war of words between Iran and the United States caused a stir in the oil markets and there is still a great deal of concern over the potential for a military confrontation.

Panetta pointed to Iran’s nuclear program and its threat to oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, as workers are causing concern and it is possible that the faces Stennis group fighting in the area of responsibility of the U.S. Central Command, which also includes Syria and Afghanistan.

Panetta said the U.S. interest in Syria is focused on providing humanitarian Okad and control stockpiles of chemical weapons and biological weapons and non-lethal equipment to forces that oppose President Bashar al-Assad.

A spokesman for the U.S. Fifth Fleet in Bahrain said re-deployment of the aircraft carrier is not a crowd of troops in the Gulf because the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise was scheduled to leave the region in the last journey back to the United States before referring them to the Storage after 50 years of service.

Lieutenant Greg Raalson “the presence of two aircraft carriers changed according to the need and requirements.”

Iranian threats escalated in the past year to close the Strait of Hormuz, through which over 17 million barrels per day in 2011 was tightening U.S. and European sanctions aimed at depriving Iran of the necessary financing for its nuclear development.

The western naval presence intensified in the Gulf a significant deterrent to prevent Tehran of attempting to obstruct the course of shipping through which most oil exports from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Iraq.

And was scheduled to be posted next to the aircraft carrier Stennis in the Pacific Ocean near the end of 2012, but was returning to serve four months because of the tension in the Gulf.
Source: altahreernews