US Deploys First B-52 Bomber Over Persian Gulf Under Biden In Show Of Force


The US military said Wednesday it flew a B-52 bomber over the Middle East ‘to deter potential aggression’ amid tensions with Iran – the first such flight under President Joe Biden, and sixth by the US since November.

The show of strength comes just days after Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, rejected demands to alter the 2015 nuclear accord that Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, pulled out of in the early days of his administration. 

It also took place just a week after Iran launched a massive military drill along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, the latest in a series of snap exercises amid escalating tensions over Washington’s pressure campaign against Tehran. 

Opponents of the nuclear deal have demanded that Biden force Iran to agree to limitations on its missile program and other military capabilities as a precondition to America’s re-entry into the agreement. 

Iran has insisted that the new administration lift economic sanctions imposed by the Trump administration before it returns to talks with Biden. 

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