Dubai, UAE: The United States military flew a pair of nuclear–capable B-52 long-distance range bombers over the Middle East skies. The Military cited it as a show of its force amidst the brewing tensions between Washington and Tehran.
The bombers, on Sunday, had taken off from the Royal Air Force base at Fairford, England. The flight was en route over the eastern Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea. The warplanes from Kuwait and Saudi flew together in the training missions., before departing the region.
“Such threats to the integrity of U.S. and our partners will not go unanswered.,” Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, the top U.S. Air Force officer in the Middle East stated. Further adding that such missions are an opportunity for them to show their ability to bring the forces together to deter and defeat the adversaries, if necessary.
However, no mention of Iran has been made by the Central Command of the U.S. Military. Washington has frequently sent out the B-52 bombers to the sensitive regions where the hostilities simmered between the U.S. and Iran. Similar incidents were reported back in June.
On the other hand, the Israel, who hasn’t shared any warm relations with Iran, has also joined the multi-national mission.
Along with the U.S. bombers, flew three Israeli F-16 fighter jets, though the U.S. hasn’t acknowledged any of it. The Israeli Military described the act as an act of cooperation with U.S. Military in maintaining aerial security in Israel and the Middle East.
The former president, Donald Trump, had urged the inclusion of Israel to encourage regional cooperation against Iran. His decision to withdraw the U.S. from Tehran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers had sparked these hostile incidents in the region.