US blaming Iran for vessel attacks amid tensions

The movement of a U.S. aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Middle East have been an effective deterrent against Iran, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday.
1:09 | 05/21/19

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Transcript for US blaming Iran for vessel attacks amid tensions
I'd say about the department it would it's extremely responsive than just steps we're very prudent. And we've put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans and that's what's extremely important to them and we'll talk to congress. Give more detail. Briefing. Sort of like you would do is share with you a lot of those details but they're called secrets for a reason. Mr. secretary on Iran don't see as you said. We've put on hold the potential for attacks on Americans does that mean that that has diminished or reduced it could you just kind of clarify what you meant by that. There hadn't been any attacks on America we speak hold. Threats. We previously. Identified. Don't go away. Or prudent response. I think has given. Areas. I'm assuming calculating. I think our response. Measure. Are we open our resolve. Film project anger people there are interests in the region.

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