The Daily Wire reported that Americans stationed in Iraq found themselves being attacked by rockets this week.
The website quoted an Associated Press story as saying that eight Katyusha rockets were fired at a military base in Iraq’s Anbar province on Wednesday evening, with five striking the facility.
Iranian proxy groups believed to be responsible for latest attack
An Iraqi officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity told the news service that U.S. and other troops were forced to take shelter during the barrage.
Iranian-backed proxy forces in the region are considered a likely culprit, and the attack comes even as tensions mount over Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
While the Biden administration has sought to reinstate Iran’s Obama-era nuclear agreement, others contend that Iran must be dealt with more forcefully.
Israeli prime minister says that he “will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.”
They include Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who declared during a United Nations speech in last fall that his country is prepared to act if necessary.
“Iran’s nuclear weapon program is at a critical point. All red lines have been crossed. Inspections — ignored. All wishful-thinking — proven false,” Bennett said in September.
“Iran is currently violating the IAEAs safeguard agreements — and it’s getting away with it,” the Isralie leader went on to add. “They harass inspectors and sabotage their investigations — and they’re getting away with it.”
“They enrich Uranium to the level of 60 percent, which is only one step short of weapons-grade material — and they’re getting away with it.”
“Evidence which clearly proves Iran’s intentions for nuclear weapons in secret sites in Turquzabad, Teheran & Marivan — is ignored,” he continued. “Iran’s nuclear program has hit a watershed moment. And so has our tolerance.”
“Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning. There are those in the world who seem to view Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons as an inevitable reality, as a done deal, or they’ve just become tired of hearing about it,” Bennett complained.
“Israel doesn’t have that privilege. We cannot tire. We will not tire. Israel will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.”