ROME – The target was the objects that were used by groups responsible for recent attacks against US interests in Iraq, said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The United States on Sunday carried out two strikes on the armories of paramilitary groups in Syria and one in Iraq. This was stated by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking on Monday at a press conference in Rome, where he is on a visit.
“By order of the President [of the United States Joe Biden], the US Air Force carried out strikes on objects used by Iranian-backed paramilitary groups in the area of the border between Syria and Iraq. The target was the objects that were used by groups responsible for recent attacks against US interests in Iraq, in particular, they were inflicted on <…> warehouses in two places in Syria and one in Iraq,” Blinken said.
Continuing the topic of US strikes in Syria and Iraq, the head of American diplomacy also said that the president of the country is “fully ready” to act “appropriately” to protect Washington’s interests.