18 Jun 2019

US sends more troops to Middle East amid Iran tension

International Editor

China and Russia have warned the United States against inflaming tensions further with Iran after the US announced it will send 1,000 troops to the Middle East. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US will keep up the pressure on Tehran, but does not want war.

The US Navy released new images which it said provide more evidence of Iranian involvement in the attacks last week on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran denies it is behind the attacks.