Israel won’t be able to eliminate Hamas — US spokesperson

John Kirby
White House national security spokesperson John Kirby.
WASHINGTON — White House national security spokesperson John Kirby stated that Hamas maintains a “significant force posture” inside Gaza, and a military attack by Israel will not be able to eliminate the resistance group. اضافة اعلان

He added that Hamas still possesses significant capabilities in the Gaza Strip. Kirby noted ongoing and serious negotiations for the release of hostages from Gaza. "We will work to maintain the US military presence in the Middle East," Kirby affirmed, emphasizing that President Joe Biden continues to receive briefings on the evolving situation in the Middle East.

Kirby underscored, "We do not want the war between Israel and Hamas to escalate in the region."

Additionally, he stated, "We have no indications of Israel's involvement in the recent explosion in Iran." In conclusion, Kirby clarified, "We had no direct or indirect connection to the recent attack in Beirut."