Tehran says it has ‘no connection’ to assault on logistics assist base close to Jordan-Syria border.
Iran has denied involvement in a drone assault in Jordan that killed three US army personnel and injured dozens of others, state media has reported.
US President Joe Biden and UK International Secretary David Cameron have blamed Iran-backed teams for Sunday’s assault close to the border with Syria.
“As we now have clearly said earlier than, the resistance teams within the area are responding [to] the conflict crimes and genocide of the child-killing Zionist regime and… they don’t take orders from the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Iranian Ministry of International Affairs spokesman Nasser Kanaani was quoted saying by IRNA on Monday.
“These teams resolve and act primarily based on their very own ideas and priorities in addition to the pursuits of their nation and folks.”
Kanaani stated claims of Iranian involvement had been motivated by “particular political objectives to reverse the realities of the area” and had been “influenced by third events, together with the child-killing Zionist regime”.
Iran’s mission to the United Nations additionally stated in an announcement carried by IRNA that Tehran had “no connection and had nothing to do” with the assault, which it blamed on “battle between US forces and resistance teams within the area”.
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella organisation of Iran-backed armed teams, has claimed accountability for the assault.
The drone strike on Tower 22, a logistics assist base, marked the primary lack of American life by enemy hearth for the reason that begin of the conflict in Gaza.
Biden, who has staunchly backed Israel’s conflict in Gaza, condemned the “despicable and wholly unjust assault” and has vowed to carry all these accountable “to account at a time and in a way [of] our selecting”.
Washington has accused Iranian-backed teams of finishing up dozens of assaults on US army installations in Iraq and Syria for the reason that begin of the conflict.