Media: France to send nuclear aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 1 / Trend S.Isayev/
France will send a "Charles de Gaulle" nuclear aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, Interfax reported citing Israeli media.
It is expected that in March-April at least four U.S. and French aircraft carrier battle groups will be placed in East of Persian Gulf, according to Interfax.
As of now, U.S. carrier "Abraham Lincoln" is present in the Gulf, along with the missile cruiser, two U.S. Navy destroyers and two ships, each from British and French Navy.
Another battle group led by U.S. Navy "Carl Vinson" nuclear aircraft carrier is placed in the East of Hormuz Strait, in the northern Arabian Sea washing the southeast coast of Iran.
In March, one more aircraft carrier battle group led by "Enterprise" carrier will go into the Gulf.
Earlier, it was reported that the U.S. and its allies began to transfer their troops to the Persian Gulf. The troops were reported to arrive at the Omani island Masirah, located south of the Strait of Hormuz, where the U.S. Air Force base is placed.
Huffington Post reported that a U.S. base on the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean brought hundreds of concrete-bomb capable of destroying fortified underground bunkers.