Sunday, 04 June 2023 07:55 GMT

US President Joe Biden Warns Iran of Forceful Action Following Airstrikes in Syria

(MENAFN) United States President Joe Biden has issued a warning to Iran following a series of United States airstrikes in Syria, which were carried out in response to a deadly drone attack on an illegal base. The United States has blamed Iran-linked militias for the drone attack, which killed one US contractor and wounded five American troops and a contractor. Biden has emphasized that the United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but has warned that it will act forcefully to protect its people.

The president made his comments during a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Friday. He stressed that the US would not hesitate to take action against Iran if necessary, and that the recent airstrikes in Syria were a clear example of the United States government's commitment to protecting its citizens.

The Pentagon has confirmed that the airstrikes targeted facilities used by groups allegedly associated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The F-15 fighter jets used in the operation were ordered by President Biden, according to the Pentagon. The UAV used in the drone attack was found to have been of Iranian origin, further escalating tensions between the two countries.

Biden's warning to Iran suggests that the US government is willing to take a hardline stance against any perceived threats to its national security, and is willing to use force if necessary. However, the recent airstrikes have also raised concerns about the potential for further escalation of hostilities in the region and the possibility of a wider conflict.


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