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27 June, Thursday


U.S. troop boost in Middle East is 'highly dangerous,' - Says Iran Foreign Minister Zarif

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The U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East amid simmering tensions with Iran is "highly dangerous," the country's foreign minister warned Saturday.e U.S. is sending 1,500 more troops to the region amid simmering tensions, President Donald Trump said Friday.

President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. is sending 1,500 more troops to beef up American forces in the region.

“The U.S. move to increase its military presence in our region is highly dangerous and a threat against international peace and security,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told state news agency IRNA.

The new deployment will consist of surveillance aircraft, a fighter jet squadron and engineers to fortify buildings and other facilities. The military is also extending the deployment of a 600-person Patriot missile battalion in the region, defense officials said.

All told, the military is sending fewer than 1,000 more troops to the region, officials said.

 

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