US officials said the military response to the killing of three US soldiers in Jordan could continue for days or weeks, while President Joe Biden will attend a ceremony on Friday to return their bodies to the United States.
NBC quoted US officials as saying that the military response could include targets in various countries outside Iran.
Officials said the upcoming operation would be Biden's strongest response to the militias, which have launched more than 150 attacks on US forces since the start of Israel's war on the Gaza Strip.
NBC said Biden asked his national security team whether the response would jeopardize negotiations on releasing detainees in the Gaza Strip, and after his team played down concerns about the talks, he followed up with response measures. Decided to move ahead.
In this context, the Washington Post quoted a US official as saying that Washington has strengthened its security in Jordan as it prepares a comprehensive response to last Sunday's attack.
The US official said that the options the United States is considering include targets in Syria, Yemen and Iraq.
This comes as US President Joe Biden is looking at the return to the United States of the remains of three US soldiers killed in an attack in Jordan on Friday.
A military honors ceremony will be held at Dover Base in Delaware (Northeast) when the bodies of three soldiers killed in a drone strike on a base in Jordan, William Jerome Rivers, Kennedy Ladon Sanders and Brianna Alexandria Moffitt, will be laid to rest. Syrian border will be achieved.
Biden will join First Lady Jill Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Brown to join the families of those killed at the base.
The White House said the Biden family will meet at the base with family members of those killed before the remains arrive. The President expressed his condolences to the families of the victims in a phone call on Tuesday.
Biden – who has so far said he does not want escalation in the Middle East or open war with Iran – is facing pressure to respond firmly to Tehran.
There have been more than 150 attacks by drones and missiles carried out by groups loyal to Iran on US forces in Iraq and Syria since the outbreak of the war launched by Israel on Gaza in October.
Most of these attacks were claimed by the “Islamic Resistance in Iraq”, which includes factions backed by Iran, which declare actions in support of the Palestinians and demand the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.