The first meeting of international ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan after the September lightning offensive by Azeri forces in Nagorno-Karabakh may also take place amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Sir Patrick posted a video on X of him shocking Merle Esson when he visited the bookshop earlier. On Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin redirected the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group to the Middle East to increase the us pressure posture within the area. He additionally activated a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery and extra Patriot battalions to increase force safety. The U.S. navy in Iraq and Syria have recently come beneath a sequence of assaults by Iran-backed militias in response to Israel’s warfare towards Hamas. “U.S. residents in Iraq face excessive risks to their security and security, together with the potential for violence and kidnapping,” the advisory said.