According to Biden, the US will respond to the incident in Jordan

In response to a drone strike that killed three US soldiers in Jordan over the weekend, President Joe Biden claims he has chosen how the US would react. “I don’t think we need a wider war in the Middle East,” Mr. Biden said in his White House speech, without going into further detail. An incident at a US military base has been attributed to a militia group with support from Iran. Sunday’s strike near the Syrian border resulted in numerous further injuries. The drone attack that occurred throughout the night marked the first instance in which enemy fire in the Middle East killed US soldiers since the Israel-Gaza conflict broke out on October 7.

When asked if he had chosen how to respond to the attack by reporters on Tuesday morning, Mr. Biden replied, “Yes.” He was also questioned on Iran’s accountability. “I do hold them [Iran] responsible in the sense that they’re supplying the weapons to the people who did it,” he stated. Iran has refuted any participation. John Kirby, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, suggested that the US would respond in a “tiered manner.”

While traveling on Air Force One with Mr. Biden to attend election fundraisers in Florida, he told reporters, “Not just a single action, but potentially multiple actions… over a period of time.” “The guiding principle is making sure that we continue to degrade the kinds of capabilities that these groups have at their disposal to use against our troops and our facilities,” he stated. Mr. Kirby continued: “The president will do what he has to do to protect our troops and our facilities and to look after our national security.” The president has several alternatives, including attacking sites and commanders that are allies of Iran in retaliation.

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