There is no greater sponsor of Islamic terror than the Iranian government.
The radical Islamic government has spent 40 years in a quiet war with the United States by funding terrorist groups around the world.
But the U.S. military just sent the Iranian government a warning that is bad news for Islamic terrorists.
National Security Advisor John Bolton made everyone around the world sit up and take notice when he announced the United States was deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the Middle East as a shot across the bow of the Iranian regime.
Bolton cited a warning that Iran intended to escalate tensions with America as the reason to take this bold step.
ABC News reports:
The United States is deploying an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East on short notice in response to “clear indications” Iran and Iranian proxies were planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region, a U.S. official said.
Late Sunday night, the White House made a surprise announcement that the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber task force were being deployed in response to unspecified “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings.”
A statement from National Security Adviser John Bolton said the deployments were intended “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 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 statement continued.
It is unclear what the provocations Bolton disclosed are.
But this move was also not intended to be the start of a war with Iran.
The Trump administration drew a hard line with Iran after Barack Obama appeased the rogue government for eight years.
President Trump tore up Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal and reinstituted economic sanctions on Iran designed to cripple the Islamic government.
Deploying a carrier group to the region is the latest sign Trump means business and that Iran must enter real negotiations to end their nuclear program.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.