(TheProudRepublic.com) – The arrogance and seeming sense of impunity of the Islamic Republic of Iran have reached new highs as the Iranian government has dared to threaten the United States over any countermeasures the US military may take over the killing of three American troops in Jordan.
The three service personnel perished in a drone attack at a US facility close to Jordan’s border with Syria, which was committed by Iranian proxies.
Iran’s warning came after President Joe Biden called out the Iranian allies over the attack and vowed to “respond.”
Amir Saeid Iravani, Iran’s representative to the United Nations, declared that his nation stands ready to counter any assault.
He commented on speculations of US plans for retaliatory actions in the Middle East due to a lethal drone strike on Tower 22.
“The Islamic Republic would decisively respond to any attack on the country, its interests and nationals under any pretexts,” Iravani stated, according to the state-run IRNA news agency, cited by The New York Post.
He claimed that Iran’s retaliation would be “strong,” though specifics were not provided, and refuted claims of recent communications between Iran and the US.
This stance was supported by Gen. Hossein Salami of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, who asserted that Iran is prepared for conflict if provoked by the US and its allies.
“Sometimes, our enemies raise the threat and nowadays we hear some threats in between words by American officials,” Salami remarked.
“We do not leave any threat without an answer. We are not after war, but we have no fear of war,” he added.
The reaction from Tehran follows Biden’s disclosure that he has determined how to retaliate against the assault in Jordan, which resulted in the deaths of Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, and injured over 40 other soldiers.
Biden remained silent on the specifics but indicated his strategy would avoid escalating into a broader conflict.
“I don’t think we need a wider war in the Middle East. That’s not what I’m looking for,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Iran-supported Houthi rebels of Yemen intensified their aggression in the Red Sea, targeting a US Navy destroyer with an anti-ship cruise missile, which was intercepted.
The USS Gravely suffered no harm, as confirmed by US Central Command.
The Houthis took responsibility, framing the attack as a retaliation against US and UK military actions in Yemen.