US will send troops to Middle East if necessary

US President Donald Trump has denied a report that the US is preparing to deploy 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacks US forces, saying the number would be much higher if it came to that.

The New York Times on Monday said US Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has prepared a plan at the request of National Security Adviser John Bolton, who is seen as a hardline voice on Iran. President Trump called the report fake news.

Source: VOV5