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March 23, 2015 10:30 am

US Holds Massive Military Exercise in Persian Gulf as Iran Nuclear Deal Approaches

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The US has been holding a massive military operation, called Eagle Resolve, in the Persian Gulf since March 8. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Washington Free Beacon – Some 3,000 US military personnel as well as American “air, land, sea, and special operations components” have moved into the Persian Gulf region for a military exercise that coincides with the finalization of a nuclear agreement with Iran aimed at containing its nuclear arms program, according to officials from US Central Command (CENTCOM).

The exercise, known as Eagle Resolve, has been taking place in Kuwaiti waters since March 8 and will run through the end of the month, when the United States is expected to announce a tentative framework agreement with Iran that is to serve as the final step toward a nuclear agreement.

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