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USS Donald Cook on the move after Larnaca visit

American missile destroyer moving with Douma chemical attack discussion unresolved


The USS Donald Cook is on the move again, after leaving Larnaca port on Monday, with experts noting that the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer is fully capable to take part in any action in Syria.

The ship is part of the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean and its presence in the region “is a demonstration of our continued commitment to regional security” according to an online statement by US Naval Forces.

The 6th Fleet conducts all sorts of naval operations either solo or with allied partners, in order to advance US national interests, security and stability in Europe and Africa.

The crew of service men and women had an “amazing time” during their visit to Cyprus

Command Master Chief Jeremy Douglas, the man in charge on Donald Cook, said the crew of service men and women had an “amazing time” during their visit to Cyprus.

“The people were very welcoming and the city was beautiful. These types of visits help build long lasting relationships, which are crucial to our mission," Douglas said.
Greek Cypriot media cite online sources saying that the USS Donald Cook is part of a greater expedition en route to Eastern Mediterranean, just a short distance from Syria.

US President Donald Trump said Monday that a decision would be made very soon following an attack a chemical attack in Douma, near Syria’s Damascus, for which the Americans blame that country’s government. 


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