Russia and China warn against 'cycle of retaliation' as Biden threatens to target their ally Iran after drone attack killed three US soldiers

January 31, 2024

The United States has vowed to respond to a drone attack on a base in Jordan that claimed the lives of three American soldiers, raising fears of an escalating Middle East conflict. 'The situation in the Middle East is currently highly complex and sensitive.' 'This is the only thing that can help us prevent further spreading of the conflict, especially the Middle East conflict, and somehow achieve de-confliction and de-escalation,' Peskov added. The president has demanded advisors present him with options on how to respond to the attack without dragging the US into battle in the Middle East, Politico reports. Fears of an escalation in the Middle East come as fighting continues to rage in Gaza between Israeli forces and the Iran-backed Hamas terror group.