Payback: Biden Orders Airstrikes Against Iran-Linked Targets in Syria,

The U.S. military has confirmed that it conducted airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, on Tuesday that targeted infrastructure deemed to be used by groups with ties to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Washington Post reported. […]

The president “gave the direction for these strikes pursuant to his Article II authority to protect and defend U.S. personnel by disrupting or deterring attacks by Iran-backed groups,” the statement continued. “The United States does not seek conflict, but will continue to take necessary measures to protect and defend our people.” […]

According to Newsweek, the U.S. airstrikes were “strongly condemned” by the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Naser Kanaani. In a Foreign Ministry statement, Kanaani was said to have “described this new aggression of the American army against the Syrian people as a terrorist act against the popular groups and fighters against the occupation and denied any affiliation of them to the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

“The continued presence of American troops in parts of Syria is against international laws and violates the national sovereignty of this country and is considered an occupation,” the statement continued. “And on this basis, they should leave Syria immediately and stop plundering the country’s oil resources and grains.” Läs artikel