According to the British "Times" website quoted the "Wall Street Journal" report on March 5, U.S. President Biden launched an air strike last week in retaliation for a rocket attack by Iranian-backed militants in northern Iraq, but the F-15E The Strike Eagle fighter stopped its second air strike during its flight.
According to reports, the change in this plan was suggested by the US Secretary of Defense and former US military commander in the Middle East, Lloyd Austin, who is the only senior member of the Biden cabinet with military experience.
Aides said Biden wanted to ensure that the first military action during the presidency was seen as a display of force, rather than escalating hostility.
According to the Pentagon, the US attack targeted facilities used by Iranian-backed militants.
These militants are believed to have participated in the February 15 attack on Erbil Airport, which killed a foreign contractor and injured seven Americans.
Officials said that the air strikes were scheduled late at night, avoiding Iranian and Iraqi territories, in order not to be provocative.
The airstrike caused one soldier to be killed and two injured.
The newspaper also said that after obtaining so-called clear intelligence that may cause civilian casualties, Biden decided not to continue the air strikes and sent a secret message to Tehran, emphasizing that this was to avoid an escalation of the situation.
The Biden administration hopes that Tehran will abide by the international nuclear agreement again and initiate negotiations on a new agreement.
Polls show that the honeymoon period between Biden and voters is over.
According to data from Monmouth University, since taking office on January 20, his approval rate has dropped slightly, from 54% to 51%, but his disapproval rate has risen from 30% in the first week of his tenure to 42 last week. %.
The polling agency said that this shift occurred when more Americans had their own views on the new president, and the proportion of respondents who had "no opinion" fell from 16% at the end of January to 8%.
The report pointed out that the US president has not yet come up with a significant law, but hopes that the $1.9 trillion rescue package will be passed this month.