The first meeting of international ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan after the September lightning offensive by Azeri forces in Nagorno-Karabakh may also happen amid rising tensions within the Middle East. Sir Patrick posted a video on X of him stunning 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 extend the us drive posture within the region. He additionally activated a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery and extra Travel & Leasuire Patriot battalions to increase pressure safety. The U.S. navy in Iraq and Syria have recently come under a series 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 safety, together with the potential for violence and kidnapping,” the advisory mentioned.