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Iran warns Washington it will respond to any 'threat' following terror attack that kills 3 US soldiers in Jordan

Hossein Salami, commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Photo: Fars News)

The head of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, warned the Biden administration on Wednesday that Iran would respond to any American “threat,” after one of the regimes proxies killed three U.S. soldiers in Jordan.

More than 40 soldiers were also wounded in the drone strike on the Tower 22 military base, last Sunday.

U.S. forces stationed in the Middle East have been under sustained attacks from Iranian-backed terror groups since the Hamas war began in early October. However, the recent attack in Jordan is the first time that American soldiers have been killed.

“We hear threats coming from American officials, we tell them that they have already tested us and we now know one another, no threat will be left unanswered,” Salami warned, according to the Iranian state news agency Tasnim.

U.S. President Joe Biden told reporters on Tuesday that he had made a decision on the American response, without spelling out what it would be.

The White House confirmed Wednesday their belief that an umbrella group, Islamic Resistance in Iraq, was behind the drone strike. As of Wednesday, Iranian-supporting terror factions had launched 166 attacks on U.S. military installations, since 18 October.

Biden on Sunday blamed the Iranian regime for the “despicable” attack:

“While we are still gathering the facts of this attack, we know it was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq. We will carry on their commitment to fight terrorism. And have no doubt – we will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner of our choosing,” the U.S. president vowed.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian ironically urged Washington to embrace a political solution to the violence currently being stoked by Tehran’s own terror proxies: Hamas; Hezbollah; the Houthis; and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq. Tehran’s top diplomat added that the United States “has to accept the resistance as a fact.”

The term “resistance” is the Islamic regime’s euphemism for its own ongoing regional jihad against Israel, moderate Arab states and U.S. forces stationed in the combustible Middle East. The current wave of regional violence was triggered by the Iranian-backed, and masterminded, lethal invasion of Israel on October 7, when some 3000 Gazan terrorists massacred more than 1200 Israeli men, women and children.

Meanwhile, the Yemen-based, Iranian-backed Houthi terror militia continues threatening international shipping in the Red Sea with drones, missiles and acts of piracy. U.S. F-18 Hornet fighter jets were dispatched on Thursday morning to eliminate 10 Houthi drones in the western part of Yemen, according to U.S. media. The Houthis were reportedly preparing the drones for new terror missions in the region.

While officially denying it, Tehran is also deeply involved in the escalating Houthi terrorism against international commercial vessels.

In January, unnamed Iranian sources told Reuters that commanders from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and Hezbollah have reportedly directed the Houthi attacks emanating from Yemeni territory.

“The Revolutionary Guards have been helping the Houthis with military training (on advanced weapons),” an unnamed Iranian source said. “A group of Houthi fighters were in Iran last month and were trained in an IRGC base in central Iran to get familiar with the new technology and the use of missiles,” the source added.

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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