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Joe Biden vows to retaliate for attack on US troops

Updated on: 30 January,2024 02:24 AM IST  |  Tehran
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Iran denies links, says resistance groups work on their own principles

Joe Biden vows to retaliate for attack on US troops

Protesters in Tel Aviv demand the government’s resignation and early elections. Pic/AP

Iran’s Foreign Ministry refuted the claims of Tehran’s involvement in the attack on a US base in Jordan and said resistance groups decide and work on their own principles and priorities as well as the interests of their country and people, Iran’s state news agency, IRNA reported.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, warned that the statements and non-constructive actions of some Western officials are threatening regional and international peace and stability. “As we have clearly stated before, the resistance groups in the region are responding the war crimes and genocide of the child-killing Zionist regime and they do not take orders from the Islamic Republic of Iran. These groups decide and act based on their own principles and priorities as well as the interests of their country and people,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden vowed to hold those responsible to account, asserting that the attack was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq. “These service members embodied the very best of our nation: unwavering in their bravery, unflinching in their duty, unbending in their commitment to our country—risking their own safety for the safety of their fellow Americans and our allies and partners with whom we stand in the fight against terrorism,” he remarked.

The drone attack marks the first instance of US troops being killed by enemy fire in the Middle East since the commencement of the Gaza war. The attack targeted Tower 22 in Jordan, near the Syrian border.

Houthis say they attacked US warship

Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they attacked a U.S. Navy mobile base at sea Monday without offering evidence, something immediately rejected by an American defense official. The claimed attack targeted the USS Lewis B. Puller, a ship that serves as a floating landing base. The Puller had been earlier stationed in the Arabian Sea.

Four arrested trying to block Gaza aid

Four people were detained at the Nitzana border between Israel and Egypt after they blocked trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. The crossing is located about 50 miles southeast of the border with Gaza. Shipments sent to Gaza are first searched in Israel to ensure that they do not contain anything that could be used by Hamas. 

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