Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
The United States is sending warships to the Middle East. According to [Donald Trump‘s] national security adviser John Bolton, it is a warning to Iran. Eg, aircraft carriers with bombers are going to the area.
TRUMP RATCHETS UP IRAN TENSIONS The United States will send an aircraft carrier and a bomber task force to the Middle East in response to “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Iran, national security adviser John Bolton said. [HuffPost]
Will US bombs and missiles soon be raining down on Iran? The dispatch of US warplanes and an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf region with the express aim of sending “a clear and unmistakable message” that Washington is ready to attack Iran, along with other bellicose US actions, indicates that preparations are far advanced for a provocation that could—and most likely would—trigger a catastrophic war: here.