There is more and more anxiety. The Israeli conflict with Hamas may escalate. After Sunday (October 15), Iran issued a warning. “No one can guarantee that the situation will be under control,” following the attack launched by the Israeli army on the ground in Gaza. This reinforced Washington’s previous fears. About the possibility that Tehran will join the conflict
Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Iranian Foreign Minister, and Tehran’s warning was published. He said during his official visit to Qatar, Sunday (October 15), until the brutal attacks on citizens and civilians in the Gaza Strip stop. The crisis may extend further.
The United States expressed concern that Hamas had sparked the conflict. A lightning strike on Israel on October 7 could escalate. He gave a warning that Iran was moving away from war. “There is a real risk that this conflict will escalate,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told CBS Television. “There is a second front open in the north, and of course Iran is involved.”
“We see a real danger of the situation escalating along the northern border. That’s why President Biden is so clear. No country or group should take advantage of this situation for your own benefit or escalate the situation,” he said harshly.
John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council, gave an interview for the program and said on Fox News Sunday that America “does not want to see Hezbollah, another group of terrorists, escalate the situation and open a new front to distract from the fight against Hamas.”
Clashes between Hezbollah fighters, pro-Iranian militias, and the Israeli army have become more serious in the past few days. Along Israel’s border with Lebanon
During the past week, there were reports of dozens being killed on the Lebanese side. Most of them are warriors. But it also included a Reuters reporter and two civilians. There were 2 deaths.
In a statement issued on Sunday (October 15), Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the new attacks in northern Israel. She added that they killed or wounded a number of Israeli soldiers. Including the destruction of two tanks and a military vehicle at the same time. Palestine Hamas, which has fighters in Lebanon and was found to have fired several rockets at northern Israel.
The Israeli army revealed that their fighter plane attacked several Hezbollah strongholds in Lebanon. “The situation along the border is very dangerous,” said Heiko Wiemin, an analyst at the International Crisis Group.
Lloyd Austin, US Secretary of Defense, said on Saturday (October 14) that America will send a second aircraft carrier task force to the eastern Mediterranean. “To deter hostile behavior against Israel. Or any attempt to expand this war after the Hamas attack.”
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and its sailboats will join the carrier strike force led by the USS Gerald R. Ford already stationed in the region.
In Gaza, the Israeli retaliatory attack resulted in the war killing more than 2,670 people, including more than 700 children, and wounding at least 9,600 others. In Israel, more than 1,400 people were killed, most of them civilians. This includes children. Hamas fighters took about 150 Israelis and foreigners hostage.
Authorities in Israel claim to have found the bodies of more than 1,500 Hamas fighters near Israel’s border with Gaza.
Iran cannot simply watch the situation unfold. “Just as a witness,” Abdullahian said.
Iran has provided financial and military support to Hamas in the past. But they refused again and again. That there was no involvement in the October 7 attack
However, Kirby said that while the United States has no specific intelligence linking Iran to Hamas attacks yet, Tehran cannot avoid responsibility. And helping Hamas, this opens the way for them to carry out terrorist attacks. As they did.”
Lindsey Graham, US Senator is an influential person from the Republican Party and they are known as hawks on foreign policy. He issued a stern warning to Tehran, saying, “If Iran escalates the war… we will chase you and find you, guys.”
(Source: Agence France-Presse)
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