Iran views claims it’s concerned in an assault that killed three United States service members in northeastern Jordan close to Syria’s border as “baseless”, overseas ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani mentioned on Monday (Jan 29).
Kanaani additionally mentioned the continuation of US strikes on Syria and Iraq in addition to the battle in Gaza will solely intensify a cycle of instability within the area.
US President Biden blamed Iran-backed groups for the unmanned aerial drone attack on US forces, the primary lethal strike towards US forces because the Israel-Hamas battle erupted in October and despatched shock waves all through the Center East.
Kanaani mentioned “resistance teams” don’t take orders from the Islamic Republic.
Earlier, Iran’s Mission to the USA issued an announcement affirming that “Iran had no connection and had nothing to do with the assault on the US base”.
It added: “There’s a battle between US forces and resistance teams within the area, which reciprocate retaliatory assaults.”
The assault is a serious escalation of the already tense state of affairs within the Center East, the place battle broke out in Gaza after an assault by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Israel on Oct 7.