The USB-52 bomber flew over the Gulf region on Wednesday in a third power show against rivals from the United States, including Iran, since the beginning of this year.
The so-called Stratofortress Heavy Bomber, carrying nuclear weapons, departed from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana (southern United States) and flew with F-15 fighters from the United States Army. Saudi Air, the U.S. Army Central Command (Centacom) said in a statement.
The mission was intended to “demonstrate the U.S. military’s ability to deploy air forces around the world to prevent a possible attack and demonstrate US commitment to regional security,” Centacom said.
It was the third flight over the region by B-52s since the beginning of this year, but the first since President Joe Biden’s arrival at the White House, he did not intend to change his military strategy in the Near East. Orient but announced its intention to bring America back to the realm of the nuclear deal with Tehran.
Although the U.S. military, led by former President Donald Trump, has reduced its military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing that contingent to 2,500 people in each country, the Pentagon has significantly strengthened its position around Iraq to prevent its forces from invading around Iraq.
“The United States does not want conflict, but is determined to respond to what has happened anywhere in the world and to do so,” the U.S. military command added.