Iran has redeployed a squadron of jet fighters off the strategic disputed island of Abu Musa in the Gulf, a senior US military official said.

The official only described the redeployment of 10 SU-25 Frogfoot close air support and ground attack aircraft — including seven flown from Iraq to Iran during the 1991 Gulf War — as “recent,” but did not say if it was due to the interim nuclear deal signed in Geneva on Nov. 24.

According to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the SU-25s present the backbone of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGCAF), which controls military operations on the disputed islands. […]