Pentagon new decision for sending 10,000 military forces to Middle East to defend Iran treats
Reporter: Firdous Rasouli
Pentagon officials have announced that they have sent a plan to the White House to issue orders to send 10,000 more troops to the Middle East for facing Iran possible treats. According to the Department of Defense, the plan aims to be on the lookout for US troops in the Middle East. But officials at the White House have not yet said anything about making the final decision on this matter. Department of Defense officials has also said that the issuance of this decree would force further troops to prevent possible threats of Iran, and aim to strengthen the security of the region.
The White House also said that the deployment of troops, Patriot missiles, and its warships is only for Iran’s supervision, and they are in a state of defensive in the region. Secretary of State Patrick Shanahan and Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo told lawmakers that the United States intends to stop Iran from illegal activities, rather than provoking Iran. Senior officials in the Trump administration say that while Iran is accused of threatening US interests in the Middle East, our focus is on stopping Iran’s calculations.”
These remarks come as both the president of Iran and the president of the United States both said in the last weeks that they did not intend to attack each other. But the forces of both countries in the Gulf are defending themselves.