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Iranian commander warns US aircraft carrier is a 'target' not a threat, as US firepower pours onto its doorstep

Iranian commander warns US aircraft carrier is a 'target' not a threat, as US firepower pours onto its doorstep | 13 May 2019 | As US troops and weaponry pour into the Middle East to counter Iran with threats of "unrelenting force," Iran warns that US forces are "targets," not threats. A little over a week ago, the White House, following approval from the Pentagon, announced that the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and a bomber task force composed of B-52 Stratofortress heavy, long-range bombers were being immediately deployed to US Central Command as a warning to Iran...The Pentagon announced Friday that additional assets, including an amphibious assault vessel and an air-and-missile defense battery, were also being sent into the region. The US has said that it will respond to any Iranian attack with "unrelenting force." ..."An aircraft carrier that has at least 40 to 50 planes on it and 6,000 forces gathered within it was a serious threat for us in the past," IRGC commander Amirali Hajizadeh said. "But, now it is a target."