According to the White House, the US does not want to participate in a “2nd front” of battle, but if Iran attacks US troops, there will be “consequences”

US Security Spokesperson John Kirby said this Sunday (Apr 14, 2024) that US President Joe Biden’s message to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was that the country will continue to stand by of Israel, but does not want war with Iran.

“The president’s message to the prime minister was that he knows the United States stands with Israel […] Israel has demonstrated a military capability superior to what the Iranians have thrown at them and, of course, as we have said many, many times, we do not want to see the situation escalate further. We are not looking for a war against Iran.”Kirby told the program “This Week”from the broadcaster ABC’s.

In the interview, Kirby was asked about a news agency report Reuters which claims that Biden told Netanyahu that the US would not participate in any Israeli counterattack. The spokesperson denied: “That’s not an accurate reading of the conversation.”

Although he said that the United States does not want a major conflict or to participate in a “2nd front” of battle, Kirby stated that the Biden administration will do everything to protect American soldiers in the Middle East. The spokesman added that, if Iran attacks the troops, there will be “consequences”.

After launching an attack with drones and missiles against Israel on Saturday (April 13), Iran asked the US not to enter the conflict and said that the matter should be considered concluded, that is, it would not continue the attack. , unless Israel fights back.

Israel and Iran had never been involved in a direct conflict, however, the The region experiences an escalation of tension after an attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria left at least 8 dead on April 1st. Both countries blamed the attack on Israel. According to Iran, Saturday’s episode (April 13) was in “self-defense” against the attack on the Iranian embassy.


The April 13, 2024, Iranian attack was expected. The country had promised to retaliate against the Israelis for the bombing that killed 8 people at the Iranian embassy in Damascus (Syria), on April 1, including a Revolutionary Guard general. Countries blamed Israel, despite the country not taking responsibility, although in the international community it is taken for granted that the order came from Tel Aviv.

According to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), around 300 drones and missiles were launched by Iran. Israel claims that fighters from the country and allies, such as the USA and the United Kingdom, and the Iron Dome defense system intercepted 99% of the aerial targets.

Next, read more about the attack and its reflexes:

  • What did Israel say? – who will respond at the right time;
  • What did Iran say? – who acted in self-defense;
  • reactions around the world – the G7, a group with 7 of the largest economies on the planet, condemned the attack “unprecedented” and reinforced its commitment to Israel’s security;
  • Brazil’s reaction – Itamaraty said it was monitoring the situation with “concern” and did not condemn Iranian action;
  • Brazil disappointed – Israel’s ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Zonshine, told Poder360 who was disappointed with the Brazilian note;
  • Brazil got it right – for former minister and career diplomat Rubens Ricupero, Itamaraty got the tone right. Spoke to Poder360 that there are no reasons for the country “take a position on one side or the other”;
  • non-oil impact – a possible war between Iran and Israel should increase the price of the commodity and pressure Petrobras to increase fuel;
  • videos – see images of the Iranian attack.


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