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News i Agency – Pentagon: Nimitz aircraft carrier will be transferred to the Indian and Pacific Oceans

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According to News i Agency International Group, the US Department of Defense announced on Tuesday evening that the aircraft carrier “Nimitz” has left the US Central Command area and will be transferred to the Pacific and Indian regions.

The ship and its fleet were stationed in the Makran Sea in March of last year, amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States following the assassination of Sardar Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

On September 19, it was announced that Nimitz and his fleet had entered the waters of the Persian Gulf. The administration of then-President Donald Trump had announced that the purpose of sending the ship was to send a warning message to Iran.

Sources in the Pentagon told the Associated Press on January 11 that the US Department of Defense intends to return the ship home. Three days after the announcement, the Pentagon announced that then-Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller had abruptly revoked his previous order.

The Donald Trump administration at the time blamed Iran’s decision on possible moves to carry out an operation to avenge the martyrdom of General Qassem Soleimani.

US analysts have blamed Miller for his initial decision to return the Nimitz fleet and keep it in the region as a result of US Central Command Chief Frank McKenzie’s bureaucratic victory over Miller.

The US government, on the orders of Trump, martyred Sardar Soleimani and a number of his companions near Baghdad airport on January 4, 2017, during a terrorist operation.

A few days later, the Islamic Republic of Iran targeted Iran’s missile base in Ain al-Assad. Tehran has stated that “hard revenge” for the US terrorist operation has not yet been achieved and will be carried out in a timely manner.

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