by Atousa Pilger
During his recent trip to the United Kingdom, U.S. President Trump spoke about the Iran threat. He said that he would like to be able to hold talks with Iran, but warned that the military option is still on the table.
At the beginning of May, the Trump administration deployed an aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East. It also ordered the deployment of more troops as well as Patriot missiles and bombers. The administration said that it took this action after a credible threat from Iran, following intelligence that indicated that the regime may be preparing to launch attack on American interests or forces in the region.