December 1, 2023

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The United States assured the Security Council that it would defend itself “swiftly and decisively” if attacked by Iran.

The United States assured the Security Council that it would defend itself “swiftly and decisively” if attacked by Iran.
UN in New York (EFE). US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken speaks during a Security Council meeting.

America At the United Nations this Tuesday, he said he was not seeking conflict Iran, But Foreign Secretary Anthony Blinken warned Washington will act swiftly and decisively If the Islamic Republic or its proxies attack US personnel anywhere.

Blinken addressed UNMade up of 15 members, the conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas militia, backed by Iran, comes amid international fears that it could lead to a wider war involving Lebanon’s Hezbollah, heavily armed and backed by Tehran.

“America does not seek conflict with Iran. We don’t want this war to spread. But if Iran or its proxies attack American personnel somewhere, make no mistake: We will protect our people, and we will protect our security swiftly and decisively.US diplomatic chief said.

The U.S. military is taking new steps to protect its forces in the Middle East amid growing concerns about attacks by pro-Iranian groups, officials said. Reuters. The US has sent warships and fighter jets to the region to deter Iran and the groups it supports.

A plenary session of the United Nations Security Council, in New York (EFE/Justin Lane)

“We call on all member states to send a strong and united message to any state or non-state actor that may open another front in this conflict against Israel or target Israel’s partners, including the United States. : Don’t do it. Do not add fuel to the fire” declared Blinken.

The US Secretary of State warned Lebanon’s interim prime minister this week that the Lebanese people will suffer if their country is drawn into a war between Israel and Hamas, according to the US State Department.

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Along with his Arab counterparts, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told reporters at the UN. The threat of conflict spreading is a “real risk”.

“We are all doing everything we can to prevent it. It threatens to spread to the West Bank, Lebanon and other fronts. “None of us want it, we are all working against it,” he said.