US sends warning to Iran with B-52 bombers as fears of ‘complex attacks’ against Americans ramp up
United States B-52 bombers flew over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday to warn Iran as fears of "complex attacks" against Americans have ramped up.
This marks the second time in December 2020 that strategic bombers were flown over the Persian Gulf.
Two Air Force B-54 bombers were used to caution Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East, a senior US military official revealed.
According to Fox News, a senior US military official said Iran wants to "avenge" the January 3 killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
The official told Fox they noticed "potential for other more complex attacks" against Americans in Iraq, adding: "I think it is likely that the US Embassy in Baghdad would be attacked again in some manner."
He explained: "We're seeing planning for, particularly in Iraq for complex attacks that require Iranian assistance in order to be pulled off.
"It's unclear to us, whether it's contingency planning, or whether it's a plan that is advancing because approval has been given and they're just trying to get all the pieces in place and execute."
Gen. Frank McKenzie, the 14th commander of the United States Central Command, made an announcement on Wednesday.
McKenzie stated: "The United States continues to deploy combat-ready capabilities into the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to deter any potential adversary, and make clear that we are ready and able to respond to any aggression directed at Americans or our interests.
"We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack."
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