US could deploy 120,000 troops in Middle East amid tensions with Iran

United States could deployed up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East amid tensions with Iran. It is not yet clear whether the troops would invade the country.

The figure is close to number of service members deployed in Iraq in 2003. It was about 13,600.

A report published Monday in leading newspapers reveals iran’s power grid would be targeted with an updated version of cyberwarfare operation called Nitro Zeus.

Last week Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hinted tensions with US could be reduced if troops from the Middle East are removed along with the sanctions which were slapped against the country.

An earlier report cited US officials suggested potential attack could target US forces in Iraq and Syria.

Head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, Amirali Hajizadeh, said in a statement on Sunday that if US makes a move against the country, they will hit back.

Hardliner Tabatabai-Nejad said billion-dollar fleet of US can be destroyed with just their single missile.

Lately USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and US Air Force bomber task force were deployed to reciprocate heightened Iranian readiness.

Paul Linus