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  • Updated: January 29, 2024

Iran denies role in drone attack that killed US troops in Jordan

Iran denies role in drone attack that killed US troops in Jo

Smoke and flames rise from an explosion during a fire at a military training ground in the Kirovske district, July 19, 2023. (Reuters Photo)

Iran has refuted any involvement in the drone attack that claimed the lives of three US military personnel and injured numerous others in Jordan.

Despite accusations from US President Joe Biden and UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron, Iranian officials maintain that the attack was not orchestrated by Tehran-backed groups.

Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, on Monday reiterated Iran's stance, emphasizing that regional resistance groups operate independently in response to perceived injustices by Israel.

Kanaani dismissed allegations of Iranian influence as politically motivated, attributing them to third-party interests, including Israel.

“As we have clearly stated before, the resistance groups in the region are responding [to] the war crimes and genocide of the child-killing Zionist regime and… they do not take orders from the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Nasser Kanaani was quoted saying by IRNA on Monday.

“These groups decide and act based on their own principles and priorities as well as the interests of their country and people.”

Iran's mission to the United Nations echoed these sentiments, denying any connection to the attack and attributing it to conflicts between US forces and regional resistance groups.

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