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U.S. Sends Warning To Iran After Massive Attack On Israel

By CM Chaney · April 14, 2024

U.S. Sends Warning To Iran After Massive Attack On Israel

The United States has communicated to Iran "what we would do" if American troops or facilities are targeted amid rising conflict in the Middle East, according to John Kirby, President Joe Biden's National Security Council (NSC) Spokesman.

While reiterating that the U.S. does not plan to get involved with counter attacks against Iran on behalf of ally Israel, Kirby emphasized that the U.S. will continue to help defend the Jewish nation.

Amid Israel's ongoing war with Hamas terrorists in Gaza, some Republican lawmakers have expressed dissatisfaction with the Biden administration's response to the escalating conflict and the attacks from Iran and its proxies.  YouTube/NBC News (Screenshot)

"The president has made it clear: We do not seek a war with Iran. We don't seek a wider war in the region," Kirby stated during an interview on Meet The Press on Sunday morning.

While no attacks on U.S. troops, personnel, or facilities in the region have been reported so far, the White House has warned Iran against taking such action after Tehran threatened to target U.S. forces if they assist Israel in launching counter attacks.

"We made it very clear to all parties, including Iran, what we would do, and how we would continue to defend Israel, and also how seriously we would take any potential threat to our personnel and our facilities in the region," Kirby added.  Wikimedia/Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II

According to the Israel Defense Force (IDF), Iran launched more than 200 drones and missiles at Israel since Saturday night, with the vast majority intercepted outside Israel's airspace.

However, a small number of Iranian ground-to-ground missiles struck inside the nation, injuring a girl and damaging a military installation in the south.

Iran claimed the attacks were in response to a drone strike in Syria at the beginning of April that killed 12 Iranians, including two top generals.  Wikimedia/Phil Roeder

President Biden and Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin have repeatedly affirmed that the U.S. will continue to help Israel defend itself against Iranian attacks but will not get involved in counter attacks.

The escalating conflict prompted Biden to cut his beach weekend short at his vacation house in Rehoboth, Delaware, returning to Washington, D.C. just 21 hours later to meet with his national security and defense teams.

(This content was created with the help of AI and edited by a human.)  Wikimedia/The White House