Nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday didn’t rule out strikes inside Iran after the U.S. launched airstrikes Friday focusing on Iranian proxies in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for the killing of three American troopers.
Throughout an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sullivan was requested by moderator Kristen Welker about whether or not the U.S. has dominated out strikes inside Iran.
“Properly, sitting right here in the present day on a nationwide information program, I’m not going to get into what we’ve dominated in and dominated out from the standpoint of army motion,” he mentioned. “What I’ll say is that the president is decided to reply forcefully to assaults on our individuals. The president additionally shouldn’t be in search of a wider conflict within the Center East.”
“However is it off the desk? Are strikes inside Iran off the desk?” Welker pressed.
“Once more, Kristen, sitting right here on tv, it will not be clever for me to speak about what we’re ruling in and ruling out,” he replied.
When Welker requested yet one more time, “So that you’re not ruling it out?” Sullivan mentioned, “I’ll simply say the identical factor yet one more time.”
“I’m not going to get into what’s on the desk and off the desk on the subject of the American response,” he continued.