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On Israel-Hamas war, Biden puts Iran on notice as it bides its time

The US president linked Russia and Hamas in their desire to "annihilate" neighboring democracies, and their relationship with Iran; Israel rethinks deterrence; Biden foreshadows a post-war future.
US President Joe Biden addressed the nation on Thursday on the conflict between Israel and Gaza and the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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.

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