Due to Iran’s actions: US to send additional fighter jets and warship to Middle East

Israel National News reports: “The United States will send additional F-35 and F-16 fighter jets, along with a warship to the Middle East, the Pentagon said on Monday, according to Reuters.

The move is part of a bid to monitor key waterways in the region following Iran’s seizure and harassment of commercial shipping vessels in recent months.

In May, the White House announced that the Biden administration would be making a series of moves in the region, but at the time did not say what it would include.

‘The (Pentagon) is increasing our presence and ability to monitor the (Strait of Hormuz) and surrounding waters,’ Pentagon spokeswoman Sabrina Singh told reporters on Monday. It was not clear where exactly the additional jets would be placed and how long they would stay in the region…”

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