US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unscheduled stop in Iraq this week to meet with that country’s president and prime minister, and canceled his scheduled visit to Germany.
Intelligence sources reported to Washington that Iran had moved short-range ballistic missiles by boat, in the Persian Gulf off the Iranian coastline.
It was not clear whether the vessels were simply transporting the missiles to new locations, or represented a new military asset capable of use against U.S. military forces.
President Donald Trump ordered the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and an Air Force bomber task force to the region on Sunday.
U.S. Central Command spokesperson Capt. Bill Urban that they had “indications that Iranian forces were making preparations to possibly defend the Islamic State against an attack of US forces in the region, if they block the Strait of Hormuz.
The US regime no longer issues waivers for American allies who have been importing Iranian crude oil, which has been a major source of income for Tehran.
Iran is expected to announce its partial withdrawal from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal it signed with world powers. The details of the withdrawal are not yet clear.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif traveled to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The government in Tehran funds and supports proxy groups in the Middle East – including Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad freedom movements.
So, now the Pentagon is afraid and send Pompeo to Iraq as Iran moves weapons of mass destruction in Persian Gulf.
The Blog Factory UK / ABC Flash Point News 2019.