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Iran-US tensions on the rise

The United Nations has called on all actors in the Middle East Gulf region to exercise maximum restraint and prevent any escalation amid heightened tensions. The world body has sounded the alarm after reports that the United States was sending a patriot-missile-defence system and aircraft carrier to the region amidst escalating tensions with Iran. The New York Times also earlier reported that the White House was presented with a military plan that envisions sending as many as 120-thousand troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on its nuclear weapons

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