The press service of the Central Command of the US Armed Forces (CENTCOM) reported that the carrier strike group of the US Navy led by the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) entered the waters of the Persian Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz on November 26.
The group includes a flagship aircraft carrier, a missile cruiser, destroyers and nine aviation squadrons. According to the report, there is also one French frigate Languedoc along with the US ships.
The carrier strike group will reportedly “ensure the safety of navigation” in the waters of the Persian Gulf. At the same time, it will continue to monitor the situation in the Middle East, threatening Israeli enemies, who are taking actions to stop destruction of the Gaza Strip.
The USS Dwight Eisenhower aircraft carrier arrived in the Middle East on November 5. Its arrival reportedly related to the efforts of the United States to “stabilize the situation in the region”.
The USS Eisenhower group was first sent to the Eastern Mediterranean and were supposed to replace the aircraft carrier USS Gerald Ford, deployed near the Israeli coast. However, as Israeli operation in Gaza continued, the Pentagon extended the deployment of the USS Gerald Ford carrier strike group. As explained by the US Navy, it remained in the Eastern Mediterranean to deter Hezbollah. Israel is confident that in the case of a threat from third countries, the United States would use forces of both aircraft carrier groups to neutralize the threat, according to the IDF spokesman.
There are two US Navy aircraft carrier groups in the Middle East, a landing ship with a Marine expeditionary force and a nuclear submarine, meanwhile, Washington says it does not intend to interfere in the conflict.
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