Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense United StateHe warned that his country would do “whatever it takes.” To defend against missile attacks From Iran It was launched against US military bases in Iraq, which increased tensions in the area devastated by the armed movements.
- The official gave an interview to the program this week From ABC News
- United State It investigates the March 3 attack on the Ain al-Asad military base
- This camp is located in the middle of the desert in western Iraq.
Not responsible who United State Wound, But yes, a contractor of this nationality, Who had a heart attack while going for asylum and died shortly after, according to the Pentagon. Lloyd Austin stated Urging Iraq to act and investigate a case paper Iran In those high-powered missile attacks.
Peace seems far away
During the interview, Lloyd Austin commented that the attack was on the Lion’s Eye It is the fourth time it has been recorded in recent weeks against places where security forces operate. United State.
“ The message is for those To carry out such an attack, it is they must wait We are doing what it takes to defend ourselves. We will attack if that is what we think we must do at the time and place that we choose. “
The attack came five days later United State To avenge previous attacks and bombing A border warehouse in Syria, according to the PentagonIt was used by Iraqi armed militias, with the support of Iran It was previously associated with missile attacks, as well as against diplomatic representations.
Observers say the missiles could be a way for Tehran to pressure Washington. Who since the arrival of the president Joe Biden offered to reactivate the nuclear deal with the IranDonald Trump abandoned it in 2018.
They are looking for responsible people
Democratic President Joe Biden also said so United State It serves to identify those responsible, Which “will make judgments from that point.”. Lloyd Austin has also been questioned about whether Iran He was informed that the response fell short of escalation. The head of the Ministry of Defense confirmed:
“I think that Iran Fully capable of assessing (…) the attack and our activities, and they will draw their own conclusions […] But what they have to take away from this, again, That we will defend our forces and that our response will be thoughtful and appropriate. We hope they will choose to do the right thing. “
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