US denies involvement in Iran strike

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The Pentagon has denied that any US personnel were involved in a late-Saturday drone attack that caused minor damage to an Iranian defense ministry building in the city of Isfahan, in the country’s center. The declaration comes in response to rumors that the US and Israel may be engaged.

The Iranian Defense Ministry claims that several drones attempted to assault a military workshop, but air defenses were able to resist the attack. Additionally, it stated that there were no injuries and that the institution was carrying on as usual.

Tehran avoided blaming but claimed that “a cowardly drone attack…will not impede Iran’s progress on its peaceful nuclear program” in a statement by foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.

The Iranian news agency FARS published video on Monday that seemed to be the remains of numerous tiny drones that had presumably been used in the strikes. The facility’s slightly damaged building was also shown in the film.

Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for the Pentagon, asserted that no US military personnel participated in a statement to Reuters on Sunday. He opted not to elaborate further on the event.

According to reports cited by Al-Arabiya TV, a ballistic missile storage was the intended target of the operation, which involved the US Air Force and “one more country.”

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported that the strike had been planned by Israel, citing “those familiar with the operation.” Jerusalem and Washington, according to the source, were seeking “new means to curb Tehran’s nuclear and military ambitions.”

No nation has formally taken responsibility for the attack as of yet. But the incident occurs at a time when tensions between Iran and Israel over Tehran’s nuclear program are at an all-time high. Israel’s government has often expressed concern that Iran is attempting to get nuclear weapons, a claim Tehran has refuted by claiming that its nuclear program is only intended for peaceful purposes.

At the al-Qaim crossing on the Syria-Iraq border, allegations of a second drone strike on a convoy of trucks delivering food arose early on Monday. According to the television station Al-Mayadeen, the attack was on “three Iranian assistance trucks stocked with flour and rice,” and “the convoy did not carry any weapons.”