- US Aircraft Carrier Heads Towards Persian Gulf After Iran Unveils New Warship
Shortly after Iran unveiled a new destroyer, which is believed to have radar-evading stealth properties, electronic capabilities and a flight deck for helicopters, the US accused Tehran of conducting a ballistic missile test in violation of the UN Security Council’s resolution as tensions between the two countries soar.
Just days after Iran launched the Sahand, a stealth destroyer, in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon officials announced that a US aircraft carrier strike group will arrive in the Middle East in a matter of days, The Wall Street Journal reported. The upcoming deployment will end the longest period in two decades that a carrier group was absent from the region.
The USS John C. Stennis and support vessels will arrive by the week’s end in what the media outlet has described as ‘a show of force against Iran’ at a moment of heightened tensions in the wake of the renewal of anti-Tehran sanction targeting the country’s energy sector.