''I don't think we need a wider war in the Middle East''. Biden
13:06, Wednesday, 31 January, 2024
President Joe Biden says he has decided how the US will respond to a drone strike that dead three American troops in Jordan at the weekend. Mr Biden did not elaborate in his remarks at the White House, but added: "I don't think we need a wider war in the Middle East." An Iran-backed militia group has claimed responsibility for the attack at a US military base. Dozens more were injured in Sunday's strike near the Syrian border.
Asked by reporters on Tuesday morning if he had decided how to respond to the attack, Mr Biden said: "Yes." He was also asked if Iran should be blamed. "I do hold them [Iran] responsible in the sense that they're supplying the weapons to the people who did it," he said.