US sends aircraft carrier and bomber task force to ‘warn Iran’

The US has deployed an aircraft carrier to the Middle East to send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran.

National Security Adviser John Bolton said the administration was acting “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings”.

The deployment of the warship was based on claims of a possible attack on US forces stationed in the region, unnamed US officials are quoted as saying.

Mr Bolton added that they would counter any attack with “unrelenting force”. Read more at BBC news