Pentagon press secretary George Little issued a written statement on Tuesday saying that the US Navy presence in the Gulf is in compliance with international law.
These carrier strike group deployments are necessary to maintain the continuity and operational support to ongoing missions.”
Earlier Tuesday, Iran’s army chief warned an American aircraft carrier not to return to the Gulf.
The US Navy has said the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis and another vessel exited the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz a week ago. Iran has been holding naval exercises near the Strait at the mouth of the Gulf.