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Iran Guards chief says Americans have started 'psychological war'

Iran Guards chief says Americans have started 'psychological war'
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has started a psychological war in the region, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said in a parliament session on Sunday, according to a parliamentary spokesman.

The U.S. military has sent forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration says are “clear indications” of threats from Iran to U.S. forces there.

The USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing another carrier rotated out of the Gulf last month.

"Commander Salami, with attention to the situation in the region, presented an analysis that the Americans have started a psychological war because the comings and goings of their military is a normal matter,” the spokesman for the parliamentary leadership, Behrouz Nemati, said, summarizing the Guards’ commander's comments, according to parliament's ICANA news site.

Major General Hossein Salami was appointed as head of the Guards last month.

(Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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