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US sent its latest fighters to Qatar to confront Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The National Interest Magazine revealed that the United States has deployed its latest fighters in Qatar with a plan to deter Iran in the Gulf, which includes adopting advanced weapons that allow Washington’s air predominance.

The magazine noted in an article entitled “F-22, F-35 and B-52: How America deters Iran daily”, that the United States, which occasionally waved military options that can be used against Iran, had sent air-domination fighters, “for the first time to Qatar in June 2019, as part of strengthening its forces deployed in the Middle East in preparation for a possible military confrontation with Iran.

And activists monitoring the warplanes movement monitored the arrival of 9 F-22 planes at the Al-Adeed base in Qatar, departing from the Moron base in Virginia, and 3 fighters of the same type were supposed to join them later.

Before being directed to Qatar, the F-22 fighters were stationed at the Al-Dhafra base in the Emirates and participated from them in military missions in the airspace of Syria, Iraq and the Gulf, but they were sent to Qatar against the background of escalating tension with Iran in March 2019.

In May 2019, the Pentagon sent four B-52 long-range bombers to Qatar to join F-22 and F-35 fighters, among others.

By sending F-22 fighters to Qatar, they are in a position to launch air strikes on Iran, if the United States decides to war on Iran.

The magazine noted that former US Defense Secretary James Mattis instructed all squadrons of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fighters to raise their readiness level to 80 percent by the end of September 2019.

The magazine pointed out that the presence of these three types of the most advanced American warplanes in the Gulf gives Washington the ability to respond quickly or launch a surprise attack on Iran if it wants to, and it represents a deterrent force that can be used in record time when necessary.

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