| 23 February 2024, Friday |

‘Ready to take further action’ against Middle East attackers: Biden

The American president tells Congress the US is prepared to launch more “discrete strikes” after a series of attacks by armed groups angry over Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

“Militia groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have perpetrated a series of attacks against United States personnel and facilities in Iraq and Syria,” Biden wrote in a letter.

“These attacks, including the recent attack on the Erbil Air Base by Iran-affiliated Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated groups, have caused injuries to United States personnel and have placed under grave threat the lives of both United States personnel and coalition forces.”

Biden said more responses would be forthcoming.

“The United States stands ready to take further action, as necessary and appropriate, to address further threats or attacks,” he said.


  • Aljazeera