US Warns of Further Retaliation If Iran-Backed Militias Continue Their Attacks

JERUSALEM—After a weekend of retaliatory strikes, the United States on Sunday warned Iran and the militias it arms and funds that it will conduct more attacks if American forces in the Mideast continue to be targeted, but that it does not want an “open-ended military campaign” across the region. 

“We are prepared to deal with anything that any group or any country tries to come at us with,” said Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser.

Sullivan said Iran should expect “a swift and forceful response” if it—and not one of its proxies—“chose to respond directly” against the U.S.