Iranian nuclear physicist Fakrizad
Hours after his assassination
U.S. Navy officials said on November 28
The aircraft carrier Nimitz strike group is returning to the Gulf.
But the order for aircraft carrier deployment was made a few days ago.
The U.S. military calls it “Nimitz”
Returning to the Gulf region
USS Nimitz strike group began to return to the Gulf on November 25, Rebecca Rebaric, spokesman of the Fifth Fleet of the United States Navy, said in an email statement to media reporters on November 28. This dispatch order is related to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, and is not triggered by specific threats. The Fifth Fleet has been stationed in the Gulf country of Bahrain for a long time.
CNN also quoted an anonymous official of the U.S. Department of Defense to report the news. The official also said that the decision to send an aircraft carrier strike group to the Gulf region was made before the news of the assassination of an Iranian nuclear physicist, but also sent a signal to strengthen Tehran’s deterrent.
CNN reported that the current view of the U.S. military is that unless Iran directly provokes the United States, there is no reason for the United States to launch an attack. The number of soldiers currently deployed by the United States in the region is not enough to launch an ongoing military operation against Iran.
U.S. media said that the United States is still monitoring the current intelligence threat. The United States is very aware that the first anniversary of the killing of the Al-Quds Brigade of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is approaching, and Iran has promised to retaliate against the attack.
The U.S. military has sent “Nimitz”-class aircraft carriers to the Gulf many times.
The U.S. military has sent “Nimitz”-class aircraft carriers to the Gulf many times before, and the “Nimitz” aircraft carrier is one of them. After the COVID-19 epidemic, the aircraft carrier “Nimiz” hurriedly went to sea for training and went to the Western Pacific to “show off its muscles”.
In September this year, the U.S. aircraft carrier “Nimez” and the missile cruiser “Princeton” and other ships crossed the Strait of Hormuz from the Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf. This is the first time that the U.S. aircraft carrier has entered the Persian Gulf this year, and it also crossed the Strait of Hormuz after 10 months after the U.S Lincoln aircraft carrier in November last year.
In response, Tanjisili, the naval commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said that the aircraft carrier “Nimiz” and its escort fleet were monitored by Iranian-made drones before entering the Strait of Hormuz, locked and tracked. The Revolutionary Guard also released photos taken by drones in September.
Iran has always opposed the presence of Western navies such as the United States in the Strait of Hormuz and regularly exercises near the Strait. According to Reuters, public satellite imagery by the United States shows that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps moved a model similar to the U.S. military “Nimez”-class aircraft carrier to the Strait of Hormuz during a military exercise in July. Foreign media believe that Iran may use it as a target for live-fire exercises.
In November, the U.S. aircraft carrier “Nimiz” strike group just participated in the second phase of the “Malabar 2020” exercise of the four navies of India, the United States, Japan and Australia, and launched a joint operation with the Indian Navy’s “Vikramatia” aircraft carrier strike group.