US says deployment of navy in Gulf to continue
The United States will continue to deploy its warships in the Gulf, a defence spokesman said on Tuesday after Iran threatened to take action if the US Navy moves an aircraft carrier into the Gulf.
"These are regularly scheduled movements and in accordance with our long-standing commitments to the security and stability of the region and in support of ongoing operations," Commander Bill Speaks said in an emailed response to Reuters questions.
"The US Navy operates under international maritime conventions to maintain a constant state of high vigilance in order to ensure the continued, safe flow of maritime traffic in waterways critical to global commerce," he said.
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