The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken warned the United Nations that Iran’s involvement in the war between Israel and Palestine will not be tolerated. Bliinken said that Washington would act swiftly and decisively if Iran or its proxies attacked any U.S. personnel anywhere.
“The United States does not seek conflict with Iran. We do not want this war to widen. But if Iran or its proxies attack U.S. personnel anywhere, make no mistake: We will defend our people, we will defend our security – swiftly and decisively,” Blinken told the U.N. Tuesday. According to a report by Reuters, Blinken called on all states to send a united message to any state or non-state actor that might be considering opening another front in the conflict against Israel or who may target Israel’s allies, including the United States.
“Don’t throw fuel on the fire,” he said. Iran’s U.N. Ambassador Amir Saeid Iravani told the Security Council later on Tuesday that Blinken had attempted to wrongfully blame Iran for the Israel-Hamas conflict and that Tehran categorically rejected his “groundless allegations.” “
Our commitment to regional peace and stability remains unwavering,” Iravani said. “The U.S. has further exacerbated the conflict by overtly aligning itself with the aggressor at the expense of the innocent Palestinian population.”
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told reporters at the U.N. that the threat of the war spreading and expanding globally was a “real danger.”
“We’re all doing everything we can to stop it. There’s the threat of this expanding into the West Bank, into Lebanon, into other fronts. None of us want that, we’re all working against that,” Safadi said.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made it clear which side of the war the U.N. has taken. “It is important to also recognize the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum. The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation,” Guterres said.
Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Gilad Erdan described Guterres’ speech as “shocking.”
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