The White House on Monday vowed a "very consequential response" to a drone attack on a base in Jordan that killed three American troops, with President Joe Biden blaming Iran-backed militants.
"We are not looking for a war with Iran," US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters Monday afternoon, adding however that the strike "was escalatory, make no mistake about it, and it requires a response."
Iran said it had nothing to do with the attack and denied US accusations it supported militant groups behind the Sunday strike on the remote frontier base in Jordan's northeast, near the borders with Iraq and Syria.
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