U.K. Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender, USS Laboon and Dutch frigate HMNLS Evertsen take station for close proximity sailing as a Russian warship watches from afar (rear of picture) in the Black Sea on June 17, 2021. US Navy Photo
The U.S. Defense Department issued an official statement regarding the attack by American forces on pro-Iranian militias, emphasizing that "President Biden has been clear that he will act to protect U.S. personnel"
The system enables the aircraft, which takes off and lands like a helicopter and flies like an airplane, to jam enemy signals on the battlefield, collect intelligence and carry out various electronic warfare missions
The Russian Navy and Air Force are holding exercises in the eastern Mediterranean this week to practice defending Russian bases in Syria. Among other assets, the Russians brought their new interceptor aircraft, the MiG-31
The step is in retaliation for an arms embargo imposed by Rome on the UAE early this year due to the Gulf state's involvement in the war in Yemen. The pullout that has already started will be completed in the coming days
Tehran had yet to inform the UN whether it will extend the agreement for monitoring its nuclear sites. If the deal is not extended, the Iranians could erase the recordings from February until the end of June