The U.S. Navy is running exercises near the Persian Gulf while tensions continue to heighten between the U.S. and Iran.
Leaders from both countries have denied any desire to go to war. However, President Trump tweeted over the weekend saying a war between the two countries would be the end of Iran.
If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Sunday, Iran’s General said although the country was not looking for war, the U.S. would not have the will for a war with Iran.
The Navy says it has conducted exercises in the Arabian Sea with an aircraft carrier strike group ordered to region, last week, to counter an alleged, unspecified threat from Iran.
Military officials say the exercises and training were conducted with the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group in coordination with the US Marine Corps, highlighting the U.S.’s “lethality and agility to respond to a threat,” as well as to deter conflict and preserve US strategic interests.
The Navy says the exercises, conducted this weekend included air-to-air training and steaming in formation and maneuvering.