NEWS: Biden says he’s decided on response to drone strike that killed 3 US troops, doesn’t want wider war with Iran
WASHINGTON — President Biden said Tuesday that he doesn’t want a war with Iran but that he decided how to respond after three US troops were killed in an attack in Jordan.
Biden, 81, told reporters as he left the White House for a fundraising swing through South Florida that “yes” he had decided how to respond to the Sunday attack, which an Iran-backed militant group is suspected of committing.
“I don’t think we need a wider war in the Middle East. That’s not what I’m looking for,” Biden also said.
Asked if he holds Iran responsible, Biden said, “I do hold them responsible in the sense that they’re supplying the weapons to the people who did it.”
Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, died — and more than 30 US troops suffered injuries in the drone attack on the remote outpost near the Syrian border.
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