The Trump administration deployed an additional aircraft carrier to the Middle East over the weekend after intelligence reports showed Iranian forces were plotting attacks against American troops in the region.
“The United States is deploying an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East on short notice in response to ‘clear indications’ Iran and Iranian proxies were planning an attack on U.S. forces in the region,” reports ABC News.
“Late Sunday night, the White House made a surprise announcement that the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber task force were being deployed in response to unspecified ‘troubling and escalatory indications and warnings,’” adds the report.
The move comes days after the White House designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization” and unveiled new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Read the full report at ABC News.