The United States has sent another aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf, but navy officials claim the deployment has nothing to do with Iran's disputed nuclear program.
The author seems to be quite suspicious of the move (believing that the deployment may have something to do with Iran), and references rising tensions with Iran several times in the story. A U.S. Navy Commander quoted in the in the story does says that the deployment is routine and not in response to any threat.
The author points out that the new aircraft carrier will patrol the Persian Gulf's strategic oil routes that Iran has threatened to shut down in retaliation to economic sanctions slapped on the Islamic Republic because of its nuclear program. But the U.S Navy Commander quoted in the story says that the primary roles of the carrier will be to support military operations in Afghanistan and help anti-piracy efforts off the coast of Somalia.
While the U.S. Navy Commander leaves no reason to believe that Iran's weapons program played a role in the Navy's decision to deploy the carrier, the author presents evidence that make the claim very believable. A person reading this article can expect to come away second-guessing the United States' motives for this action.