Iran threatens to respond to any US strikes as Biden weighs how to react to a base attack in Jordan

January 31, 2024

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran threatened Wednesday to “decisively respond” to any U.S. attack on the Islamic Republic following President Joe Biden’s linking of Tehran to the killing of three U.S. soldiers at a military base in Jordan. “The Islamic Republic would decisively respond to any attack on the county, its interests and nationals under any pretexts,” IRNA quoted Iravani as saying. The Iranian mission to the U.N. did not respond to requests for comment or elaboration Wednesday on Iravani’s remarks. Iravani also denied that Iran and the U.S. had exchanged any messages over the last few days, either through intermediaries or directly. But Iran’s government has taken note of the U.S. threats of retaliation for the attack on the base in Jordan.