Biden will wait for Iraqi investigation before responding to latest missile attacks: Report

While former President Donald Trump took a tough stance toward Iran, his successor appears to be embracing a contrasting view in the wake of a pair of recent rocket attacks in Iraq.

According to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the Biden administration is willing to wait until an investigation is complete before taking actions such as sanctions against the Iranian regime.

“Nothing to do with any diplomatic efforts”

Biden is hoping to renegotiate a nuclear deal with Iran and is reportedly giving Iraqi officials some time to complete a probe into the two rocket attacks announced earlier this week.

In his remarks on Tuesday, however, Kirby denied that the current administration’s position on the Iraqi attacks is tied to those ongoing negotiations.

“This has nothing to do with any diplomatic efforts that may or may not be happening,” he insisted. “It has to do with trying to make sure we judge accountability the right way, and that’s what the secretary wants to give our Iraqi partners the time and space to do.”

He referenced Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s recent conversation with his Iraqi counterpart following the Feb. 15 attacks during which he offered U.S. assistance. Kirby added that he did not know whether the offer was accepted or what it might entail.

Additional attacks in Erbil and near the U.S. embassy on Monday raise new questions about Iran’s possible involvement. Kirby acknowledged that the strikes bore the same hallmarks as previous Iran-backed militia attacks against American targets.

“I can’t speak to the previous administration”

“We’ve seen these kinds of attacks before, rocket attacks in particular, and historically, they have been perpetrated by Shia-backed militia, using similar weapons and similar tactics,” he explained.

Shying away from specific details regarding forensics, he added: “Broadly speaking, we have seen that many of these attacks have used Iranian-made, Iranian-supply weaponry.”

As for whether Biden’s plan to defer to Iraqi investigators in determining responsibility for the attacks represented a departure from the Trump administration, Kirby avoided a declarative assessment.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I can’t speak to the previous administration and how they handled things.”

Of course, given Trump’s tough stance — including an airstrike that took down Iran’s most powerful general — seems to indicate that he would not have taken the latest attacks lying down. In fact, Iran’s recent aggression could very well be part of a plan to test America’s will under a new leader, which could spark an escalation in hostilities if the Biden administration fails to adequately respond.

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  1. Coward Joe will do nothing. After so many years of doing nothing and getting by with it, why would he start now? He’s no leader of any kind, but will take on Obama’s plan to “lead from behind!”

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  3. Why do the American Citizens put up with this idiot? He is definitely putting America last and won’t be satisfied until Iran has a nuclear war head and use it on the United States. That is why they want Biden to get into talks with Iran. So they can do it. Time to put Biden to bed. He is sleeping on the job.

    1. well Brad you can thank all the stupid Democrats for voting that clown into office Iran wants him in office so they can get what they want the word of God is coming true the earth will burn

      1. You’re on the right track, Derf, but the dumbocrats didn’t vote him in, the ‘election’ was completely frauded & rigged- Trump was voted in by a landslide. How quickly we forget, Beijing Joe was NOT voted in, he was placed there in a stolen ‘election’!

  4. We want President Trump back!! He is a great leader and loves America. I question Biden’s leadership- probably no leadership- He better take Iran seriously.

    1. Linda the democrats want the borders open and give away green cards so they can vote for the democrats so no one else can stand a chance of winning anything again.what we need is new judges who aren’t being payed off by the democrat’s

  5. These Dems, NEED to GET OUT OF OFFICE!!!! They will cripple our country just to go against what President Trump did, by standing by our Country and NOT letting other Countries walk all over us!!!!

    1. Mike don’t worry Biden will soon be out of office and them we’ll have Harris that will be a lot worse if you think it’s bad now wait lol

  6. That old demented man can’t act on anything since his mind is back in the 80’s. That group of communists in Washington have destroyed in one month what it took 200 years to build.

  7. Biden and administration officials should be removed by the Logan Act and the 25th Amendment He and his administration are going to have Americans being returned to the US in Body Bags. The only thing the Iranians know is to fire with Fire.

  8. You would expect anything else?? That we have here a failure to communicate – again; what would it take to get a strong American response – a missal landing on Los Angeles – haven forbid the east coast? As we stir and stir this troubled stew will thicken.

  9. THE DEMS…R/T THE IRANIAN ATTACK ON IRAQ OF 2/15/21, AND THEIR INACTION BECAUSE…”THEY DON’T KNOW, THEY’RE WAITING FOR AN INVESTIGATION, TIME IS NEEDED…”

    LET’S FACE IT, THEY’RE IN CONTROL OF THE GREATEST OF SUPERPOWERS IN THE WORLD…AND THEY DON’T KNOW THEIR A—S FROM THEIR ELBOWS, AND HAVE NO CLUE WHAT TO DO….

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE AND ALL THE OTHERS WE’RE SEEING AT BIDEN’S HANDS?

  10. Agree with all posts! Biden is doing what Obama tells him! Welcome to Obama 2.0! The agenda is to destroy our country! We better demand Biden, Harris, Piglosi , Schumer and their yes men be impeached!!!!!

  11. #1 Biden is taken out
    #2 Harris can’t handle things
    #3 Pelosi will hand things to whomever
    Possibly the military will take over.
    Police state, hope you people are satisfied

    1. Which is exactly what Alexis de Tocqueville predicted about 200 years ago…that all democracies are doomed to failure in 200-250 years due to fiscal irresponsibility and the inevitable successor is a military dictatorship.

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