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America had warned…Biden spoke on Iran-Pakistan air strike

"These are two well-armed nations and we do not want to see any armed conflict escalate in this region again," Kirby told reporters aboard Air Force One. After the initial attacks by Iran, Islamabad had the right to defend itself.

After Iran's attack on terrorist targets in Pakistan, Pakistan's similar reaction has increased the tension between the two countries. US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the air strikes carried out by Pakistan and Iran on each other's territory showed that Tehran was not liked, as the White House had warned against any tension.

In fact, after the attacks on each other, tension has increased between America's main ally, nuclear-armed Islamabad, and Washington's enemy Tehran.

Tension increased in the Middle East

The situation has also heightened broader tensions in and around the Middle East, where Iran's proxies are at loggerheads with Israel and the US following Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7. Asked about the clashes, Biden told reporters at the White House that as you can see, Iran is not particularly liked in the region.

Situation in Iran-Pakistan

Biden said that America is now trying to understand how the Iran-Pakistan situation will be resolved, he said that where it goes, we are working on it right now. I don't know where he goes. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the US is monitoring the situation very closely and is in touch with Pakistani officials.

Islamabad has the right to self-defense

Kirby told reporters aboard Air Force One that these are two well-armed nations and we do not want to see any armed conflict escalate into this region again, which certainly increases tensions between those two nations. Islamabad had the right to defend itself after Iran's initial strikes, which Tehran said targeted a Sunni Muslim extremist group behind a series of attacks on Iranian territory.

Pakistan responded to the attacks in Iran by saying separatist militants in its restive southwestern province of Balochistan were supporting an insurgency. Kirby said they were attacked first by Iran, which was clearly another reckless attack, another example of Iran's destabilizing behavior in the region.

attack on iran

Kirby said he was not aware that Islamabad had informed Washington before attacking Iran. He did not comment when asked whether the US would provide support to Pakistan, which is a key non-NATO ally but has long been at odds with Washington over claims it secretly supports the Taliban in Afghanistan. There are tense relationships.

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