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Eyeing Iran, US Sends More Patriot Missiles to Middle East

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Fri, 10 May 2019 20:22 GMT

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East, a US official told Reuters on Friday, May 10th, in the latest US response to what Washington sees as a growing threat from Iran.

The decision comes after the Trump administration expedited the deployment of a carrier strike group and sent bombers to the Middle East following troubling indications of possible preparations for an attack by Iran.

Middle East US & Canada