According to sources, the American leadership may leave its aircraft carrier Harry Truman in the Mediterranean Sea to "contain" Russia, Defense News reports.
It is noted that US authorities also take into account that the American aircraft carrier in the waters of the Mediterranean will provide an opportunity to show Syrian President Bashar Assad the seriousness of warning of US President Donald Trump about the inadmissibility of further use of chemical weapons in order to avoid repeated air strikes.
Along with this, it is reported that the preservation of the ship in the Mediterranean Sea can lead to a violation of the order of rotation of aircraft carriers in the Middle East, which remained unchanged since the 1991 Desert Storm operation.
According to sources, at the moment the final decision on this issue is not taken.
We recall, the armed forces of the United States, Britain and France on April 14 inflicted air strikes on a number of facilities in Syria related to the development and use of chemical weapons in response to a chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, which killed at least 75 people.