In the aftermath of a drone strike in Jordan and a following strike on an IRGC position in Syria that claimed numerous lives, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called on Iran to defuse the situation. Concerns about a possible US reprisal were raised after the US responded to the attack in Jordan that resulted in the deaths of three US soldiers and numerous injuries while conducting increased surveillance along the border between Iraq and Syria.
Sunak’s plea for de-escalation comes as the US holds Iran-backed groups responsible for the Jordan strike, an allegation Iran vehemently denies. Sunak expressed Britain’s condemnation of the drone attacks, echoing US President Joe Biden’s assertion that Iran-backed militants orchestrated the assault.
Speaking to media on Monday, Sunak underlined that we are worried and that Iran should keep reducing tensions in the area. We continue to strive toward bringing stability and peace to the area in unwavering solidarity with our partners.
The attack, which also inflicted injuries on 34 US service personnel, marks the first deadly strike against US forces since the eruption of the Israel-Hamas conflict in October, signifying a significant escalation in the already tense Middle East situation.
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