The US is contemplating deploying troops to commercial vessels in the Persian Gulf as a response to Iran’s seizure of tankers in the area. This move is being considered amid stalled talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. The potential deployment of an additional 2,500 marines follows an increased US military presence in the Gulf, including F-35 fighter jets and a marine expeditionary force. The plan, not yet finalized, would need consultation with Gulf allies and vessel owners. Iran’s recent tanker seizures have prompted concerns, with the US facing pressure to enhance security in the region.
- US considers deploying troops to commercial vessels in Gulf amid Iran tensions