Washington has confirmed that a “carrier strike group and a bomber task force” to the region in order to send a clear message to the state.
US National Security Advisor, John Bolton warned that any threat will be met with “unrelenting force”.
With relations between the two countries remaining tense Mr Bolton said the decision was “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications”.
In a statement the top Trump aide said: “The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or regular Iranian forces.
“The United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”
The latest move comes in a series of other decisions made by the US to economically and politically isolate Iran.
More to follow…