Amid tension between Iran, the United States of America has deployed for the first time F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar. This new decision will add to the buildup of US forces in the Gulf region. How many fighters have been deployed is not made clear by the US forces.
The US Air Forces Central Command has in a statement made it clear that the Air Force F-22 stealth fighters have been deployed to defend American forces and interests.
The tension between US and Iran sparked off as the US president Donald Trump withdrew from a multi-party nuclear deal signed on 2015 and reimposed sanctions on Iran. The situation worsened as Iran has shot down a drone of the US.