Iranian military conducted a drone strike on a Syrian-based US military outpost: Report

Iran appears to be upping its aggression towards the United States, which isn’t exactly surprising, given President Joe Biden’s weak and ineffective leadership is now on full display for America’s adversaries to capitalize on.

A Washington Free Beacon report indicates that Iran recently conducted a drone strike on a U.S. military outpost in Syria, spiking already-increased tensions between the United States and the rogue, unpredictable terrorist nation. 

What’s currently known

The attack took place in mid-October of this year.

“Officials said Monday [October 25th] the U.S. believes that Iran resourced and encouraged the attack, but that the drones were not launched from Iran. They were Iranian drones, and Iran appears to have facilitated their use, officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss details that have not been made public,” Politico reported.

The target of the attack was the al-Tanf base in Syria where U.S. and colation troops are training Syrian forces to take on the Islamic State. It is believed the base was targeted by as many as five drones loaded with explosives.

Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby called it a “complex, coordinated, and deliberate attack.” Thankfully, there were no reports of injuries or deaths as a result of the brazen attack.

Not the first time

Within the past week, there was yet another incident, Breitbart noted, in which Iran and the United States clashed, involving a Vietnamese oil tanker in the Sea of Oman.

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) claimed that it prevented the United States from seizing the tanker, however, that claim was immediately disputed by U.S. officials.

According to Kirby, “U.S. Navy assets did monitor Iranian forces, illegally boarding and seizing a merchant vessel in international waters.” But he said the U.S. did not engage.

Republicans strike back

The latest spat between the U.S. and Iran comes as the Biden administration works to get both the United States and Iran back into former President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. Iran has refused to even entertain the possibility of reentering the deal until the U.S. removes all of the economic sanctions placed against it by former President Donald Trump.

Now, a group of congressional Republicans is urging the Biden administration to abandon its attempt to reinstate Obama’s ridiculously lopsided nuclear deal.

The Republicans, led by Rep. Bryan Steil (WI), wrote:

During a time of heightened tensions in the Middle East, it sends a dangerous message to our friends and adversaries that we continue to lift sanctions and negotiate with the largest state sponsor of terrorism as they attack us. This attack is yet another reminder that your administration is setting the wrong priorities by working to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal. If Iran is willing to engage in this kind of behavior while negotiations are still ongoing, imagine the respect they will have for any agreement once the ink is dry.

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