In a late Sunday statement warning—without any evidence whatsoever—of \u0022troubling and escalatory\u0022 actions by the Iranian government, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton used the scheduled deployment of an American aircraft carrier and bomber task force to the Middle East to threaten Iran with military action.\u0022Bolton wants war. He will do any provocation to get war.\u0022 —Trita Parsi, National Iranian American CouncilThe United States, said Bolton, \u0022is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.\u0022Foreign policy analysts and international observers were quick to point out that the Lincoln Strike Group\u0026#039;s deployment was announced nearly a month ago—a fact critics highlighted as further evidence that Bolton is willing to use any and every opportunity to move the U.S. closer to war with Iran.According to The Guardian, the U.S. \u0022withdrew its B-1 bombers from the Middle East in March for maintenance and upgrades amid concerns the bomber force was over-stretched. While such changes in global deployment are made regularly, it is rare for the announcement of such deployments to be made by a national security advisor rather than the Pentagon.\u0022\u0022Bolton wants war. He will do any provocation to get war,\u0022 tweeted Trita Parsi, founder of the National Iranian American Council.Stephen Miles, director of Win Without War, said Bolton\u0026#039;s statement is \u0022the latest indication that this administration is running full speed directly into a major war with Iran.\u0022\u0022This is Bush and Iraq in 2002,\u0022 said Miles. \u0022The time to stop their disastrous war plans is now!\u0022There may be no graver danger to the world than John Bolton: pic.twitter.com/iwQBj5qamU— Tyler Cullis (@TylerCullis) May 6, 2019Bolton is itching for a war he can send other people to fight in. https://t.co/bEcwJ15whU— Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) May 6, 2019Bolton\u0026#039;s inflammatory statement came as the U.S. continues to intensify sanctions against Iran as part of its so-called \u0022maximum pressure\u0022 campaign, which is directed by the national security adviser and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.Following Bolton\u0026#039;s statement late Sunday, Pompeo—also without citing a shred of evidence—echoed Bolton\u0026#039;s claim of \u0022escalatory actions from the Iranians.\u0022\u0022The Trump regime continues to threaten the planet with impunity,\u0022 tweeted journalist Ben Norton.