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First Nuclear-Capable B-52 Bombers Arrive In Middle East From US (PHOTO, VIDEO)

© Courtesy of US Pacific Air ForcesA US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber and two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15 fighters execute a routine bilateral training mission over the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan, Sept. 26, 2018.
A US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber and two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15 fighters execute a routine bilateral training mission over the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan, Sept. 26, 2018. - Sputnik International
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On Tuesday the US military announced that B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers will be deployed to the Middle East in response to what US Acting Secretary of Defence Patrick Shanahan dubbed "indications of a credible threat by Iranian regime forces."

The US Central Command released photos of B-52H bombers assigned to 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron that arrived in CENTCOM area of responsibility (AOR).

According to the description, the Boeing Stratofortresses "can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations to support stability in the region."

Earlier the Pentagon released a video showing four nuclear-capable B-52 bombers taking off for the Middle East.

The Stratofortresses departed Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana Tuesday en route to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, Fox News report says.

​On Sunday National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region, intended to send a message to Tehran.    

Iran dubbed the announcement an act of "psychological warfare." 

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