US Air Force's Central Command released photos showing bombers arrived at Al Udeid US Air Base in Qatar.
However, the US Air Force did not specify where other bombers have landed; only saying that they'd landed in "southwest Asia".
#B52's touched down today at Al Udeid Air Base, as part of the #Bomber Task Force defending U.S. forces and interest in the region.https://t.co/u8VSkLeefL@usairforce @DeptofDefense @CENTCOM @US_Stratcom @AFGlobalStrike #USAF #AirForce #Aircraft #Aviation pic.twitter.com/zrje0XH8dL— US AFCENT (@USAFCENT) May 10, 2019
Earlier, the Pentagon released a video showing four nuclear-capable B-52 bombers taking off for the Middle East.
In turn, Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)'s spokesman Keivan Khosravi, following the deployment announcement, argued that the US move was a mere attempt at "psychological warfare".
According to Boeing, the B-52 Stratofortress has been flying for nearly 65 years. The eight-engine, 390,000-pound (176,901-kilogram) jet was the first US long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber. The last of the 744 B-52s were produced in 1962.