The United States has sent nuclear submarines to the Middle East amid the Israeli invasion of Gaza. The Central Command of the US military said this in a statement on Sunday (November 5). Qatar-based media Al Jazeera reported this news.
The US Navy has sent nuclear submarines to the Middle East. A statement was made by the Central Command of the US military. On November 5, an Ohio-class submarine arrived in the US Central Command’s area of responsibility, the statement said.
Analysts say that in this critical situation, sending submarines to Gaza can be a message of resistance to Iran and its supporting countries.
Earlier, two aircraft carriers USS Gerald R. in support of Israel. The US sent Ford and USS Eisenhower to the Eastern Mediterranean.
It is rare for the US to announce the location of an Ohio-class submarine. The location of these submarines is usually not disclosed. It includes land-based ballistic missiles and strategic nuclear bombs.
The U.S. military did not detail the specific location of the submarine in Sunday’s announcement. But in published images, it is seen near the Suez Canal Bridge in Egypt.
Ohio-class submarines are nuclear-powered and carry multiple nuclear weapons. Other submarines only carry cruise missiles.
The Central Command separately released a photo of a B-1 bomber capable of carrying a nuclear bomb. According to the photo, the fighter jet was flying over the Middle East on Sunday.
According to a report by the American media CNN, the last time the United States disclosed the location of this nuclear-powered submarine was almost a year ago. At that time, the head of the Central Command, General Michael Kurilla, publicly visited the battleship USS West Virginia at an undisclosed location in the ocean.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has started since October 7. About 1,500 Israelis have been killed in Hamas attacks. The US has been providing military and financial support to Israel since its inception.