Iranian threat: Missiles loaded onto boats in the Persian Gulf within the range of US bases

Iranian threat: Missiles loaded onto boats in the Persian Gulf within the range of US bases

Pictures showing Iranian paramilitary forces loading missiles onto small boats, amid concern that the Revolutionary Guards terror group would fire them at US navy vessels, are behind a recent sharp escalation between the US and Iran.

The rockets were seen moving to locations that were within the range of US bases.

Additional intelligence reported threats to commercial ships and potential attacks by Iranian-backed terrorists on American troops in Iraq, which, taken together, led the US to believe an attack was imminent.

The US evacuated non-essential embassy staff from Iraq on Wednesday over what it called a ‘credible threat’ by Iran or Iranian proxies. In addition, Britain has raised the threat level to troops and diplomats in Iraq because of a ‘heightened security risk’ from Iran.

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Iran used explosives to blow huge holes in four ships – two Saudi, one Norwegian and one Emirati –  south of the Strait of Hormuz, a US official said.

Amid the mounting crisis in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia this morning directly blamed Iran for ordering drone attacks on its oil pipelines on Tuesday. Iranian-backed Yemen’s Houthi terrorists claimed the attacks.

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President Donald Trump has received a plan from some of his top aides that suggests sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacked US troops.

F-15s and F-35s have joined B-52s conducting visible air patrols over the Persian Gulf in what the US hopes is a deterrence message to Iran.

F-15s and F-35s join B-52s US begins air patrols over the Persian Gulf

Yesterday, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said the Islamic Republic will defeat the American and Israeli alliance.

Israel will stand with the United States to confront Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

“We are united in our desire to stop Iranian aggression. Israel and all the countries of the region and all the countries who seek peace in the world should stand together with the United States against Iranian aggression,” Netanyahu said.