2024-02-02 21:20
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Tehran Urges Washington to Quit Language of Threat Following Deaths of 3 American Soldiers

Tehran Urges Washington to Quit Language of Threat Following Deaths of 3 American Soldiers

 Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian condemned the US rhetoric against Iran regarding the deaths of three American military personals in a drone attack in West Asia, calling on Washington to stop the habit of threatening Tehran.

to report «iusnews»; Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian condemned the US rhetoric against Iran regarding the deaths of three American military personals in a drone attack in West Asia, calling on Washington to stop the habit of threatening Tehran.

“The US must put aside the language of threat and blame shifting, and focus on a political solution” to the Gaza crisis, Amir Abdollahian told the cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

The top diplomat warned that Iran’s response in a threatening situation would be “firm and swift".

His remarks came days after three American soldiers were killed and at least 40 others wounded in a drone strike on a US base near the Jordan-Syria border. President Joe Biden and US Central Command, which directs American military operations in the region, immediately blamed the attack on “radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq”, without providing any evidence.

Iran has dismissed Washington’s claim that Tehran was connected to the drone strike, describing it as a conspiracy by those who are seeking to drag the US into a new regional conflict. Tehran says the regional resistance groups do not take orders from Iran and act independently.

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Since the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza in early October, there have been around 165 attacks on US personnel and facilities in Iraq and Syria. Most of those have been claimed by regional resistance groups in support of Palestine. Washington has firmly supported the Zionist regime in its military onslaught against the besieged enclave which has so far killed 26,900 people, mainly children and civilians.

Amir Abdollahian also described resistance as the “existing reality in the face of occupation".

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