The Iranian government is the world’s leading state sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism.
And the rogue leaders in Tehran had something awful planned for the United States.
But Donald Trump gave the U.S. military an order that stopped this Iranian attack on America.
Donald Trump came into office wanting to confront the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program.
Barack Obama appeased Iran by entering into an agreement that would allow for the Iranians to one day develop a nuclear weapon.
In exchange for lifting U.S. sanctions, Iran supposedly delayed production on their nuclear weapons program.
It was not at all clear if Iran abided by the terms of the deal, so President Trump ripped up Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal and reinstituted the crippling economic sanctions.
This was all part of the President’s maximum pressure campaign to force Iran to truly give up their nuclear weapons program.
But the administration took everyone by surprise when National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier group was deploying to the Middle East in response to unnamed provocations by the Iranians.
Bolton’s statement read:
“In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings, the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force. The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or regular Iranian forces.”
It turns out there was a good reason for this deployment.
The Iranians planned a retaliatory strike against U.S. interests in the Middle East and the carrier group’s deployment was intended as a warning shot to Iran not to act up.
Axios exclusively reports:
Information about possible Iranian plots against the U.S. or its allies in the Gulf were raised two weeks ago in talks held at the White House between an Israeli delegation headed by national security adviser Meir Ben Shabbat and a U.S. team led by Bolton, the Israeli officials told me.
The intelligence about a possible Iranian plot is not very specific at this stage, but the officials said it was clear the threat was against a U.S. target in the Gulf or U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia or the UAE.
Axios also exclusively reports that an Israeli official told them, “It is still unclear to us what the Iranians are trying to do and how they are planning to do it, but it is clear to us that the Iranian temperature is on the rise as a result of the growing U.S. pressure campaign against them, and they are considering retaliating against U.S. interests in the Gulf.”
Donald Trump promised to take a hard line on Iran after eight years of Barack Obama’s appeasement and weakness.
He has lived up to that pledge and time will tell if his policies achieve results.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.