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The face-off between Iran and the United States continued to escalate on Friday as the Islamic Republic's elite Revolutionary Guards goaded the Trump administration with a dare, just a day after American B-52 bombers landed in the region. CBS News senior national defense correspondent David Martin said Thursday that all four B-52 Stratofortress bombers ordered to the Persian Gulf by the White House had arrived at the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar.
The White House deployed the bombers to the Gulf, along with the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and its associated vessels, over the weekend. While the Lincoln was deployed to replace a different U.S. carrier that was rotated out of the Gulf last month, there are few more irrefutable and visible demonstrations of U.S. military might than the deployment of a carrier strike group.
May - Photo - US - Air - Force
A May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force shows a B-52H Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron parked on the ramp at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
Iran has dismissed the bombers' presence and the looming arrival of the Lincoln as "psychological warfare" by Washington.
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President Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has said the deployment was a warning to Iran after "escalatory indications" that Tehran was preparing to carry out a possible attack on U.S. forces or allies in the Middle East.
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Iran slams new U.S. sanctions, lawmakers chant "Death to America"
Iran claims it is Washington levelling the threats, and on Friday the Revolutionary Guards' deputy chief for political affairs said his country had ruled out any negotiations with the U.S., suggesting it couldn't take the Trump administration at its word.
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"No talks will be held with the Americans and the Americans will not dare take military action against us," the Guards' Yadollah Javani said, according to Iran's...
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