US deploys carrier and bombers in response to threats from Iran

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US National Security Advisor John Bolton says the US has sent an aircraft carrier to the Middle East as a warning to Iran, according to the BBC.

The US is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the region, Reuters reports.

The carrier strike group consists of the Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier, the USS leyte Gulf, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, US Navy Carrier Air Wing Seven, and destroyer vessels from Destroyer Squadron Two, NBC News reports.

According to NPR, the task force would also consist of land-based bombers.

Citing an unidentified US official, CNN reports that threats were made against US maritime and ground based forces in the Middle East.

Reuters cites Bolton as saying that any attack on US interests or US allies will be met with quote "unrelenting force."

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. US flag, Map of Middle East in the background and the aircraft carrier in the foreground
2. What the US plans to deploy to the Middle East
3. What the Carrier strike group consists of
4. US flag, Iran flag, Middle east on a globe

VOICEOVER (in English):
"According to the BBC, US National Security Advisor John Bolton says the US has sent an aircraft carrier to the Middle East as a warning to Iran."

"Reuters reports the US is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the region."

"NBC News reports the carrier strike group consists of the Abraham Lincoln, an aircraft carrier, the USS leyte Gulf, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, US Navy Carrier Air Wing Seven, and destroyer vessels from Destroyer Squadron Two."

"According to NPR, the task force would also consist of land-based bombers."

"Citing an unidentified US official, CNN reports that threats were made against US maritime and ground based forces in the Middle East."

"Reuters cites Bolton as saying that any attack on US interests or US allies will be met with quote 'unrelenting force.'"

SOURCES:BBC News, Al Jazeera, The Guardian,Reuters, CNN, NBC News, NPR
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-48173357
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/carrier-middle-east-credible-iran-threat-pentagon-190506194124855.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/06/us-deploys-aircraft-carrier-and-bombers-after-troubling-indications-from-iran
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran/u-s-deploying-carrier-bombers-to-middle-east-in-warning-to-iran-bolton-idUSKCN1SC01B
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/05/politics/iran-carrier-bomber-task-force/index.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/02/politics/us-iran-oil-waivers/index.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-sending-carrier-strike-group-send-message-iran-n1002196
https://www.npr.org/2019/05/06/720800641/u-s-to-deploy-carrier-and-bomber-task-force-after-concerns-about-iran-threat