The dispute between the US and Iran is escalating, with President Donald Trump confirming plans to deploy 1,500 soldiers to the Middle East.

Iran's Foreign Minister calls the troop deployment a threat to international peace and security.

Trump is also bypassing Congress to sell $8bn weapons to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan, citing unspecified threats from Tehran.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington.

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