The U.S. Air Force bomber, accompanied by warplanes from allied nations such as Israel, flew over the main sea lanes of the Middle East, where attacks on ships were recorded.
A B-1B throw Flew over Gulf of Persia, Bob Al Monteb Strait, Suez Canal and Gulf of Oman, The U.S. Federal Command (Centcom) said in a statement on Saturday.
The plane also flew above Strait of Hormus, Whereby one-fifth of world oil production goes to the Gulf head, which is considered a strategic part of Iran’s influence. In recent years, the move has been a scene of attacks on navigation that has led to Iran, while the Red Sea has faced similar attacks in the wake of escalating tensions between Tehran and Israel. The Islamic Republic has denied any involvement in the series, despite promising to retaliate for a series of attacks targeting Israel’s nuclear program.
The US mission is to “send a clear security message” to regional allies.Centcom said.
The ship was Supported by warplanes from Israel, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain In their respective airspace, they all face the Allies of the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“Military readiness for any contingency or mission – from a crisis response to a day like multilateral exercises or presence patrols – depends on trusted partnership,” said Centcom Commander General Frank McKenzie, head of the Middle East U.S. forces.
The Egyptian fighters also went along B-1B, a supersonic bomb that can carry more cargo than other US military aircraft.
In January, a U.S. B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons flew over the Middle East.
Iran and Israel have been accused of playing so-called “shadow war” by analysts since February. Ships associated with the two countries have been attacked in the Persian Gulf.
Regional Patrol, The Sentcom’s fifth move this year comes at a time when negotiations to reactivate the 2015 agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program have stalled.
US President Joe Biden has repeatedly offered to return to the nuclear deal, but his administration has reiterated its concern over Tehran’s approach following the inauguration of a tough government.
Former President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the deal in 2018 and imposed tough sanctions on Iran. In retaliation, Tehran violated agreements related to the nuclear program.
(With information from AFP)
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