Washington continues war of attrition against Tehran.
US officials published new pack of photos showing alleged Iranian troops removing an unexploded limpet mine from the damaged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman.
In that regard the Acting Head of the US Defense Department Patrick Shanahan took decision to deploy additional American troops in the Middle East. Pentagon plans to send 1,000 more military men to provide the security for American personnel located in the Persian Gulf.
Tehran is concerned about the escalation in the region. Strengthening of the US military presence will demand more resources from Iran to counter military threats. It can weaken Tehran’s positions in the Syrian conflict.