The United States sees an ‘elevated risk’ of a wider war brewing.
A top White House national security adviser on Sunday said the United States sees an “elevated risk” of the Israel–Hamas war widening into a regional conflict.
“We are vigilant, because we are seeing elevated threats against our forces throughout the region and an elevated risk of this conflict spreading to other parts of the region. We are doing everything in our power to deter and prevent that,” U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
It comes as the United States carried out multiple airstrikes against assets in Syria, reportedly targeting Iran-backed militia groups. Earlier this month, U.S. troops came under attack in both Iraq and Syria, although officials have not disclosed who was behind the attacks.
“We, of course, are taking every measure necessary to protect our forces, to increase our vigilance and to work with other countries in the region to try to keep this conflict that is currently in Israel and Gaza from spinning out into a regional conflict,” Mr. Sullivan said. “But the risk is real, and therefore, vigilance is high, and the steps that we are taking to