The presence of American warships in the Persian Gulf
News sources reported that a US Navy blue-crossing vessel crossed the Strait of Hormuz and landed in international waters in the Persian Gulf.
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“Our passage through this important strait and our continued presence in the area illustrate the vital role of continuing the freedom of sea traffic that is important for the stability and security of the region,” said Capt. Lance Lasher, commander of the US military in the warship. »
The US Army statement said that the battalion Batan and four Marines would be accompanied by USS New York and US Oak Hill.
It is the second major US warship after Abraham Lincoln’s aircraft carrier to enter the Persian Gulf. Abraham Lincoln’s plane left its base in the United States last November after a nine-month stay in the area.