Iran will be held “accountable,” Biden warns
US President Joe Biden, in his speech to the nation Thursday, said Hamas and Russia are linked because they “both want to completely annihilate a neighboring democracy,” threats to the US-led international order that cannot be allowed to win.
Biden also connected Russia and Hamas via Iran, which is supporting both parties and, in Biden’s words, will be held “accountable” for its actions.
The United States has warned Iran, and its proxy forces such as Hezbollah, to stay out of the Israel-Hamas war. The United States has sent its largest aircraft carrier strike group to the region, with a second one en route, to deter Iran and others from exploiting the conflict, as Jared Szuba reports.