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Blinken: Threats against our forces and personnel in the Middle East from "Iran's arms"



Threats against our forces and personnel in

the Middle East from "Iran's arms"

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has confirmed threats against US troops and personnel in the Middle East, the source of which is Iran's supporters

and allies in the region

expecting an escalation by them against Washington.

In a meeting with NBC News

the US Secretary of State said that the threat to US forces in the Middle East stems from Iranian supporters. 

We are concerned

we expect an escalation by Iran's proxies against our troops and personnel.

It should be noted that

the United States has consistently indicated that there

are potential for escalation and an increase in the seriousness of

attacks on its forces in the Middle East, previously mentioned

by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

It has also become known that

the United States will deploy a battery

for the THAD missile defence system and additional battalions of 

"Patriot" anti-aircraft missile systems in the Middle East region.

Minister Austin also

ordered readiness to deploy additional troops to

"enhance readiness and ability to respond quickly if necessary".

All this comes in the aftermath of this morning

 7 October

when Hamas launched Operation "Al-Aqsa Deluge"

against Israel in response to Israeli attacks on Palestinians.

In response, the Israeli army launched Operation

"Iron Swords" against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The Iraqi military spokesman of Kataib


Jaafar Husseini, confirmed on Saturday that the Americans were key partners in killing Gazans and therefore had to bear the consequences.

He stated that since today, the battalions had practically begun to

resist in Iraq by striking United States bases.


Israel cannot return to the status quo ante "status quo ante" with Gaza

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed his belief that Israel and the Gaza Strip would not return to the status quo ante

and it was necessary to find a new mechanism to ensure that Israel was not subjected to new attacks.

When asked

about Israel's strategy towards

the Gaza Strip and who would govern it when the conflict ended

Blinken told CNN: "I think we have to realize that it is not possible to

go back to the status quo ante, where Hamas could re-attack Israel."

A new mechanism must be found," he added, noting that Israel

according to his information - has no intention of controlling the Gaza Strip.

The Gaza Strip has been under Israeli land, sea and air bombardment since Hamas and other Palestinian factions launched Operation "Deluge al-Aqsa" on 7 October.

The "Tuvan al-Aqsa"

was met with Israeli Operation "Iron Swords"

"where the Israeli army is conducting raids on the Gaza Strip

inhabited by more than 2 million Palestinians with deteriorating living conditions

as a result of an ongoing Israeli blockade since the 2006.

Israel's bombing casualties exceeded 4400

and nearly 13 thousand wounded in the Gaza Strip, 58 dead and more than 1250 wounded in the West Bank. On the Israeli side, more than 1,300 people were killed

 including 291 officers and soldiers

while Hamas captured more than 200 Israelis.