The United States is pulling ships and aircraft into the Persian Gulf zone

After the beginning of detente in relations between Iran and the monarchies of the Arabian Peninsula, the situation in the Persian Gulf began to escalate again. The United States decided to transfer its destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG-116 - the 66th ship of the Arleigh Burke class) and several F-35 fighters from the Red Sea to the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman under the pretext of "protecting its interests and protecting shipping." This was announced on July 17 at a briefing by Pentagon Speaker Sabrina Singh.

A spokeswoman for the US Department of Defense noted that due to the continued threat to commercial shipping, Washington, while coordinating with allies and partners, is increasing its military presence in the region to monitor the surrounding waters. She did not specify how long American ships and planes would remain in the region.

It should be noted that the United States began to pull ships and aircraft into the Persian Gulf zone after they accused Iran of several attempts to seize tankers in early July. American A-10 attack aircraft, F-16 fighters and the destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74 - the 24th ship of the Arleigh Burke class) were sent to the region to cover them. Now the group is being strengthened.

The Strait of Hormuz is one of the strategically important places for international trade on the planet. It connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman. It is 167 km long and 39-96 km wide. Cargo ships pass through it, carrying up to 1/3 of the LNG and 1/4 of the oil that are consumed by mankind.
  • Photos used: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian G. Reynolds
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  1. Irek Offline Irek
    Irek (Paparazzi Kazan) 18 July 2023 17: 25
    Once, the Iranians captured their boat and arrested the crew, but for a long time they did not show their nose in the bay. Swim near your shores, there is nothing to climb where you were not called.
  2. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 18 July 2023 17: 39
    these destroyers can be sunk and it is not known by whom
  3. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 19 July 2023 23: 57
    almost all oil-producing countries have left the US umbrella and are striving for Beijing; the countries of Latin America, Africa and Asia are doing the same; before the collapse of the United States, treacherously attack Saudi Arabia and others in the Persian Gulf with all American power, the goal is 1 to clear the way for Israel 2 to dispose of the American army, before the inevitable economic collapse of the United States 3 to seize Saudi oil .. why not Iranian? Iran prudently cooperates with Russia, therefore Iran and Syria resisted NATO aggression, have reliable Russian weapons, and the United States prefers to beat the weak and gullible those who bought Western weapons (Gaddafi Hussein) and turned out to be defenseless from the United States, so the United States puts pressure on Europe economically and possibly of their former allies in the Persian Gulf, especially since Iran will not interfere geographically with Israel .... an appeal to the parliaments and peoples of the world! buy only Russian weapons and their Chinese counterparts, otherwise you will be kirdyk!
  4. Indifferent Offline Indifferent
    Indifferent 20 July 2023 07: 44
    One destroyer and ten aircraft, this formidable "armada" will frighten everyone in the area. Everyone will tremble, crap themselves and scatter!
  5. lance is gone Offline lance is gone
    lance is gone (lance) 21 July 2023 12: 15
    in such a situation, abandoning the su-35 is simply not reasonable.
  6. Vdars Offline Vdars
    Vdars (Victor) 25 July 2023 10: 57
    Quote: vladimir1155
    these destroyers can be sunk and it is not known by whom

    There has already been a case of damage to a US destroyer off the coast of Yemen by a motor boat.