Iran’s representation at the United Nations has issued a stern warning that it will respond decisively to any attack on its territory, interests, or citizens.
Amir Saeid Iravani, Iran’s representative at the United Nations, stated on Tuesday, January 30th, “We are not actively seeking war, but we are not afraid of it.”
His remarks came in response to questions from certain media outlets regarding reports that the United States had sent multiple messages to Iran through intermediaries in the past two days, with Tehran cautioning that “such messages have not been reciprocated.”
Iran’s UN representative pointed out that President Biden had asserted that those responsible for attacks on US forces would face repercussions without the escalation of a broader conflict.
According to reports from the US military, a drone attack on US forces in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border resulted in the deaths of three American soldiers and injuries to 34 others.
Subsequently, US officials held Iranian-backed militias accountable for the attack, but Iran rejected these allegations, maintaining that it played no role in the incident.
President Biden also added, “I do not believe we require a broader war in the Middle East. That is not my objective.”
Iran’s UN representative underscored that “It is Iran’s fundamental policy that if any party launches an attack on Iran’s territory, interests, or citizens beyond its borders, it will face a resolute and forceful response.”
Recent conflicts and tensions in certain Asian countries have raised concerns about instability in the Middle East.