US may deploy thousands more troops amid Iran tension
As a result of escalating tensions with Iran, the US government is considering to send thousands of additional forces to the Middle East. The US Department of Defense is expected to detail the plans on Thursday. According to Reuters, around 5,000 extra troops could be deployed, while AP news agency claims as many as 10,000 troops may be sent.
Tensions between the US and Iran have risen dramatically in recent weeks after the US imposed new sanctions on Iran. The deteriorating situation is fueling global worries about a possible military conflict between the two countries. On Wednesday, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed that young Iranians will “witness the demise of the enemies of humanity, meaning the degenerate American civilization, and the demise of Israel.”