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Iran Seeks to Avoid Escalation With US But Will Confront Any American Movement

On 30rd January Iranian sources told Al Jazeera Channel that the United States sent more than one message to Tehran in the past two days through third parties. The messages from Washington confirmed that it does not want an open war. 

The sources said that Tehran rejected Washington's threats and considered targeting its territory a red line that would be met with a suitable response.

The sources explained that Tehran confirmed in its response that it does not want war with Washington, but it will face any American movement with force.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani denied that elements of the resistance in the region had received orders from Tehran.

Kanani added that the accusations against Tehran regarding the recent attack on US forces are baseless.

On Sunday 28 of January, the US Central Command announced in a statement that three US soldiers were killed and 25 others were injured in a drone attack that struck a base in northeastern Jordan near the border with Syria. The White House accused Iranian-backed militias of carrying out the attack.

This comes at a time when Politico reported that US officials said President Joe Biden asked his advisors for a range of options to respond to the attack, but without further escalation in the region.

US officials said the response options under consideration by the US Department of Defense (DoD) include striking Iranian elements in Syria or Iraq, or Iranian maritime assets in the Gulf.

Politico also reported that US officials said it is likely that the US response to the killing of the troops will begin within two days of Biden giving the green light for it.

On the other hand, NBC News reported that American lawmakers are pressuring President Biden to get congressional approval for airstrikes in the Middle East before carrying them out.

NBC added, citing a letter from a group of senators, that the Constitution prohibits the United States from engaging in military action without congressional approval, unless there is a need to repel a surprise attack. 

In a related context, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed the necessity of resorting to a political solution to end the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

The Iranian minister said in a blog post published on the X platform on Tuesday, “the White House realises that the solution is political regarding the war in Gaza and the crises in the region.”

In turn, Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Saeed Iravani, said that his country is not responsible for the practices of any individual or group in the region.

Edited by Chloe Mansola

Naser Kanani in his first meeting as the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran by Wikimedia Commons licensed under CC BY 4.0 DEED


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