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US sends naval strike group to Middle East in 'message' to Iran: Bolton

[WASHINGTON] The United States is sending an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday.

"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 US Central Command region," Mr Bolton said in a statement, without specifying the nature of the alleged escalation by Tehran.

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