US says strikes on Iran-linked targets just ‘the beginning’

The US is planning more steps in its response to the attack in Jordan which killed three US troops a week ago, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says

He says Friday’s strikes on Iran-backed targets in Iraq and Syria was just “the beginning” of the US response – and declines to rule out direct military strikes on Iran itself

The US accused Iran of having its “fingerprints” on the attack on the US base in Jordan and said the drone was Iranian-made
Iran says the accusations it was involved are “baseless”. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Iran-backed militia, claimed responsibility
Separately the US, with help from the UK, also launched air strikes against Houthi targets in 13 places across Yemen on Saturday, in an attempt to stop the group’s attacks on international shipping

The Houthis, who are also backed by Iran, have been targeting commercial vessels in the Red Sea since November, in response to the war in Gaza. The Houthis have vowed to respond

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