U.S. sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran

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A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday (May 13) the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.

Rouhani's comments came as the commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said in a parliamentary session on Sunday that the U.S. has started a psychological war in the region, according to a parliamentary spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Ilan Goldberg, an analyst at the Center for a New American Security, urgedthe media to "stop overhyping possible war with Iran", saying the U.S. "deployment is far from a massive game changer".

He further affirmed that there is no USA military measure to what was described as "the strength of our armed forces on the one hand, and the vulnerabilities of the US aircraft carriers on the other".

The USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing another carrier rotated out of the Gulf last month.

"[Trump] had the guts to take us out of a bad nuclear agreement with Iran - that's the beginning - big change", he told Maria Bartiromo.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

Rouhani, who is facing domestic political pressure, has called for the unity among political factions to overcome the effect of sanctions.

As Iran faces tightening U.S. sanctions, Rouhani said that his country was under unprecedented pressure comparable to when Saddam Hussein's army invaded Iran in 1980, which prompted eight years of intense fighting and economic problems.

"We've seen this reporting", Pompeo said.

The United States also imposed new sanctions on Iranian metals, including iron, steel, aluminum and copper which prompted rallies across the country supporting the Iranian government's hardline stance against the USA actions.

CENTCOM, the USA forces for the Middle East and Afghanistan, said Friday on Twitter that the B-52 bombers arrived at the area of operations on May 8, without saying where they had landed.

The carrier and a B-52 bomber task force were ordered towards the Gulf, as Washington reiterated that intelligence reports suggested Iran was planning some sort of attack in the region.

The International Monetary Fund has said it expects the Iranian economy to shrink by 6 per cent in 2019.

The Pentagon, for its part, said the deployments were "in response to indications of heightened Iranian readiness to conduct offensive operations against U.S. forces and our interests".

"Iran is hurting. So it has begun to threaten us and I appreciate very much that the president has basically said with action sending American military forces over to their region don't think you're going to strike at us and not have us strike back at you".

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