US President Joe Biden said they do not seek conflict with Iran, but want the US people to be effectively protected.
US President Joe Biden said they carried out airstrikes in the region after hitting a US-led coalition facility in Syria, adding that they were not pursuing a conflict with Iran but would effectively protect the American people.
Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who arrived in the capital of Ottawa on an official visit to Canada, held a joint press conference.
Noting that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had struck a US-led coalition facility in Syria last night and reported attacks that had killed a US contract employee, Biden said the attack was carried out by Iranian-backed groups.
Saying that he immediately authorized the US military to launch airstrikes in the region, Biden said: “Last night, the US military carried out a series of airstrikes in Syria, targeting those responsible for the attack on our personnel.” said.
“The United States does not seek conflict with Iran.” Biden, on the other hand, stressed that they are ready to effectively defend the American people.
Using the phrase “This is what happened last night,” Biden emphasized that they will continue to work with Canada and other coalition partnerships to defeat the Daesh terrorist organization and combat terrorist threats in the region.
Biden conveyed condolences to the families and friends of the victims, wished a speedy recovery to the injured, and thanked the servicemen who carried out the operation.
Iran-backed groups were said to have attacked a US-led coalition facility in the Syrian province of Hasakah yesterday with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), killing a US contractor and injuring 6 people, including 5 soldiers and one contractor. .
Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, spokesman for the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), said today that the base where US soldiers are stationed in eastern Syria was hit by 10 rockets from Iranian-backed groups, but no one was injured.
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