The commander of US forces in the Middle East says a stronger US presence may be needed in the region, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Gen. Frank Mckenzie, head of US Central Command, says the deployment of a carrier group to the Arabian Sea has tamped down the recent Iranian threat.
But he added that the danger from Iran is ongoing and the US needs a sustained, credible force to keep the situation stable.
He declined to give details on any recommendations to the Pentagon.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke out Monday about the heightened level of tensions between the US and his country, saying, “Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it.”
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