Iran’s Foreign Ministry has categorically refuted allegations linking Tehran to the recent attack on a US base in Jordan. The ministry asserted that resistance groups operate independently, deciding their actions based on principles aligned with the interests of their country and people, and not under the direction of the Iranian government.
Nasser Kanaani, the spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, cautioned against the non-constructive actions and statements from certain Western officials, emphasizing that such behaviors jeopardize regional and international peace and stability. Kanaani highlighted that the resistance groups in the region respond to what they perceive as war crimes and genocide committed by the Israeli regime, stressing that they do not take orders from Iran.
Moreover, Minister Kanaani urged Western nations to focus on condemning the crimes of the occupying Israeli regime and supporting humanitarian aid to Gaza, instead of making baseless accusations against Iran, as reported by IRNA. He specifically criticized British Foreign Secretary David Cameron for his anti-Tehran rhetoric, dismissing the accusations related to the US base attack in Jordan as politically motivated and influenced by third parties, including the Israeli regime.
Cameron’s statement on X, where he condemned the drone attack on the American base in Jordan while alleging Iran’s involvement in operations of resistance forces, was labeled as baseless by Iranian officials. Despite these accusations, Iran has consistently emphasized that it does not control any proxy groups in the region.
The recent drone attack in Jordan marked the first instance of US troops being killed by enemy fire in the Middle East since the beginning of the Gaza war. The attack targeted Tower 22 near the Syrian border, further escalating tensions in the already precarious region. According to US officials, the drone responsible for the attack was launched by Iran-backed militants and appeared to originate from Syria.
US Central Command officially confirmed the casualties, revealing that three service members were killed and 25 others were injured in the one-way drone attack. President Joe Biden vowed to hold those responsible accountable, attributing the attack to radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq.
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Despite the denial from Iran, President Biden emphasized the need for Iran to reduce tensions in the region, reflecting the ongoing complexities in Middle Eastern geopolitics.