Source: Press TV
Officials in Washington have stated that the move is to be prepared in case of an evacuation of Americans from Egypt.
Pentagon has dismissed widespread assumptions that military intervention in Cairo is being contemplated, asserting that the objective of the deployment is mainly for the evacuation of US citizens in case the situation in Egypt further deteriorates.
Separately, a US aircraft carrier has been asked to abort its mission and stay in the Mediterranean.
The move comes after reports last month that a US Army aviation regiment had been mobilized for deployment to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to back the Multinational Force and Observers overseeing the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.
The recent move comes against the backdrop of deepening political stalemate in Egypt, where swarms of demonstrators are still spilling out into central Cairo’s Liberation Square, demanding the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak.
On Sunday, opponents of Mubarak, including Egypt’s main opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, held negotiations with Vice President Omar Suleiman as part of efforts to extract the country out of its political standoff....