Mustafa AY – TDO- On Tuesday, Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles ordered its frigate "Nunez" to withdraw from the US Gulf Combat Fleet led by USS Abraham Lincoln, which's currently navigating through the Gulf of Persia. Minister Robles attributed his order to the rising Concern about that Madrid do not desire to find itself in a prospective US-Iran conflict in the region.
Spain's decision is not considered as permanent, on contrary, it's temporary. Because the decision of withdrawal is given with the aim of avoidance of taking place in a possible US-Iran conflict. Madrid administration will reassign its Nunez frigate to US fleet in case of that US combat fleet would leave the Gulf. The Motive why Nunez is operating with USS Abraham Lincoln is to train its crew on the matters of logistics and others.