POTUS Joe Biden stated on Friday that a US airstrike against an Iranian-backed militia in eastern Syria, the first since he took office, should be seen by Iran as a warning, reports BSS.
Asked what the message was from the airstrike, Biden responded: “You can’t act with impunity.”
“Be careful,” he added, speaking in Houston during a tour of relief efforts after a huge winter storm in Texas.
Syria and Iran on Friday condemned the attack with Damascus calling it a “bad sign” from the new Biden administration and Tehran saying it would further destabilize the region.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby announced two F-15E “Strike Eagles” dropped seven precision-guided munitions on Thursday on facilities in eastern Syria used by the militias believed to be behind a spate of rocket attacks on US troops in Iraq.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden was sending “an unambiguous message.
Iranian foreign ministry strongly condemned what it called “illegal attacks” that are a “clear violation of human rights and international law.”
The airstrikes would lead to “intensifying military conflicts and further destabilize the region,” the foreign ministry spokesman said.
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