Drone attack on Sunday (28 January) left 3 US soldiers dead and another 40 injured; Biden blames Iran
Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh these this Monday (January 29, 2024) that the United States will take necessary measures in defense of the country. The speech was given after a drone attack left 3 US soldiers dead and another 40 injured in Jordan. Here is the full statement (PDF – 170 kB).
During his speech to journalists, Singh stated that the The country’s Central Command will continue to investigate how the attack was carried out. Despite not providing further information, the deputy secretary stated that those responsible for the offensive were radicals supported by Iran.
On Sunday (28 January), Iran denied participation in the attack. The information was released by IrnaIranian state news agency.
“The representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the United Nations told IRNA on Sunday night that Iran had no connection and had nothing to do with the attack on the US base.”says the report.
Three US soldiers were killed and 25 others injured on Sunday (Jan 28) in a drone attack that hit a base in northeast Jordan, near the border with Syria. The information was released by the US Central Command. Here is the full statement, in English (PDF – 85 kB).
United States President Joe Biden blamed Iran for the action. “While we are still gathering the facts of this attack, we know it was carried out by Iranian-backed radical militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq.”, said in an official statement. Here is the full text, in English (PDF – 52 kB).
Biden also stated that the US government “will hold everyone involved in the episode responsible”.