Biden vows retaliation as Iran denies link to drone attack on US troops.

Iran Denies Involvement in Drone Attack on US Troops Amid Retaliatory Threats from Biden

Tehran has dismissed accusations made by the US and the UK that it supported militant groups responsible for a recent drone strike in Jordan that claimed the lives of three American military personnel. Iran’s official news agency, IRNA, reported on Monday that foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani stated, “These claims are made with specific political goals to reverse the realities of the region.” No group has claimed responsibility for the attack thus far.

US President Joe Biden asserted on Sunday that “radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq” were behind the strike on the frontier base in Jordan’s northeast. British Foreign Secretary David Cameron also urged Iran to “de-escalate in the region.” In response, Kanaani warned that such statements posed a threat to “regional and international peace and stability.”

According to US Central Command, 34 personnel were wounded in the attack, with eight requiring evacuation. The US troops stationed at the base near Jordan’s border with Iraq and Syria are part of an international coalition combating the Islamic State jihadist group. This incident marks the first military losses for the US since the conflict between Israel and Hamas began.

It is worth noting that Iran-backed Hamas launched a major assault on October 7, resulting in approximately 1,140 deaths, predominantly civilians. In response, Israel’s relentless military offensive has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 26,422 people in Gaza, mostly women and children, according to the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry.

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