Some reports have said the move of military assets were in response to credible intelligence that the Iranians were planning some sort of attack on US military assets.
The revisions were ordered by hard-liners led by John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump's national security adviser.
The incident raised questions about maritime security in the UAE, home to Dubai's Jebel Ali port, the largest man-made deep-water harbour in the world that is also the U.S. Navy's busiest port of call outside of America.
Speaking today, Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday claimed "extremist individuals" in the United States government were pursuing risky policies, amid a war of words with Washington over sanctions.
Tensions have been rising between Iran and the USA since President Donald Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal.
"What we need is a period of calm to make sure that everyone understands what the other side is thinking", Hunt said.
"Does Trump want to go to war with Iran especially during an election campaign year?" he asked.
Some analysts say the chances of a large-scale conflict are still remote.
"The scope of the (U.S.) war against Iran should not be defined only by very big American aircraft carriers or the strategic bombers stationed in Qatar or the F35 fighter planes".
But he added: "Iran's default option for 40 years has been violence and we are ready to defend USA personnel and interests in the region".
Last week, the Pentagon ordered a Patriot missile battery and an amphibious transport dock warship to the Middle East.
The attacks came after the United States deployed B-52 bombers and an assault ship to bolster an aircraft carrier in the region.
The EU and the foreign ministers of the UK, France, and Germany, responded on the day after the Iranian ultimatum that "We reject any ultimatums and we will assess Iran's compliance on the basis of Iran's performance regarding its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPoA and the NPT (Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons)".
Iran, embroiled in an escalating war of words with the United States over sanctions and the US military presence in the region, moved to distance itself on Monday.
The Emirati-flagged oil tanker A. Michel, May 13, 2019, one of four ships damaged in what Gulf officials called a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.
Tehran has accused Washington of engaging in "psychological warfare" with its recent moves.
The incident reportedly took place near Fujairah port, just outside the Strait of Hormuz, but caused no casualties.
The warning came amid rising tensions between Washington and Iran, a sign of which was the U.S. decision to send a Patriot missile battery and a Navy amphibious transport dock ship to the Middle East.
The State Department designated Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, which recruits and trains militants to fight in proxy forces, as a terrorist organization last month. The U.S., which had originally been providing intelligence, logistics and aerial refueling support since the conflict began in 2015, has since withdrawn some of its support to Riyadh based in part on human rights concerns.