US President Joe Biden said Tuesday he is not seeking to escalate tensions in the Middle East, as he weighs up a military response against Iran for a drone strike in Jordan that killed three US troops.
“I don’t think we need a wider war in the Middle East. That’s not what I’m looking for,” Biden told reporters at the White House as he left for a election campaign trip in Florida.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday he has decided how to respond to a deadly drone attack on US troops in Jordan, adding that Iran is to blame for supplying the weapons.
“Yes,” Biden told reporters when asked if he had made a decision on his response, adding, when asked whether Iran was to blame: “I do hold them responsible, in the sense that they’re supplying the weapons to the people who did it.”