(VitalNews.org) – According to recent reports, the United States has approved an action plan to strike Iran-linked targets in Iraq after they struck a military base in Jordan that killed three American soldiers.
The White House said that they have approved plans to strike two different targets in response to the attack in Jordan. Other details have not been released regarding the planned retaliation. The weather conditions are the main concern addressed by the White House since they want to have full visibility to avoid any harm to civilians.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi responded by saying, “We will not start any war but if anyone wants to bully us they will receive a strong response. Before, when America wanted to talk to us, they said the military option was ‘on the table’. Now they say they have no intention of a conflict with Iran.”
Iran-aligned groups have targeted United States military bases multiple times, but the attacks have become more intense and frequent since the war began in Gaza. This attack, however, was the first attack that caused casualties within the US military since the beginning of the conflict between Israel and Hamas. The pro-Iran group has said that they will continue to target US military bases in Iraq until the war in Gaza stops and US troops move out of Iraq.
Many were waiting for the response from President Biden on whether or not the US would be responding with retaliatory attacks. The United States said that their attack could last over the course of a few days; they may hit multiple targets, and it will be “sustained over time.”
The United States and Iran have both said that they did not want to escalate the issue with military action, but the war in Israel has now spread beyond borders to include Hezbollah and Yemen’s Houthi attacks in the Red Sea.
Tehran has warned the United States, through an exchange of messages, that they will retaliate against any attacks committed against them.
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