Strait of Hormuz 0
5 May 2019

In a statement, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that "in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the U.S. is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on U.S. interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force". Bolton added that "the U.S. is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the IRGC or regular Iranian forces". 

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