US B-52 Stratofortress bombers have been positioned on a Qatar base in a show of force against what Washington calls Iran’s threat, the Central Command of US forces (CentCom) said.
A photograph attributed to a sergeant stationed at Qatari base Al Oudaïd showing two of these bombers was broadcast on the CentCom site.
The United States has also announced the dispatch in the Gulf of the carrier group formed around the carrier Abraham Lincoln, which crossed Thursday the Suez Canal. He will replace John C. Stennis who left the region last month after a deployment of about four months.
The Iranian authorities believe that these long-standing military deployments are announced in this precise period of renewed tensions between Washington and Tehran for intimidation.