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US National Security spokesman states that war with Iran is not being pursued

The US does not seek a wider war with Iran, a White House national security spokesman stated following Iran’s attacks on Israel. US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby expressed that the Biden administration does not desire war with Iran during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union news program.

Kirby mentioned on the show, “As the President has said many times, we don’t seek a wider war in the region. We don’t seek a war with Iran. And I think I’ll leave it at that.” This statement indicates the US government’s stance against escalating tensions with Iran.

President Joe Biden conveyed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US would not back any Israeli offensive operations against Iran. This position was reiterated through White House officials to emphasize the administration’s commitment to avoiding further conflict in the region.

Iran and its allied armed groups carried out drone and missile strikes on Israel in response to an earlier attack on the Iranian consulate in Syria. The retaliatory measures were part of escalating tensions between the two nations, highlighting the volatile situation in the Middle East.

The decision to refrain from involvement in Israeli operations against Iran underscores the US’s efforts to prevent the situation from escalating into a full-blown conflict. The statements from White House officials and Kirby reflect a cautious approach to managing the ongoing tensions in the region.

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