Al-Tanf, Syria
1 February 2024

Discussing a deadly 28 January attack in Jordan, attributed to the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance in Iraq, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin asserted that “we will have a multi-tiered response… We have the ability to respond in a number of times depending on what the situation is”. He further noted that “how much Iran knew or didn't know, we don't know, but it really doesn't matter because Iran sponsors these groups, it funds these groups and in some cases, it trains these groups on advanced conventional weapons… Without that facilitation, these kinds of things don't happen”.

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