Psaki commits to releasing Biden health report in ‘near future’
On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki committed to publishing a “comprehensive” report on President Joe Biden‘s health in the “near future.”
At the daily press briefing, a reporter asked her if she will “commit to releasing a comprehensive health report in the near future” and if the president will make a trip to Walter Reed Medical Center for a physical sometime soon. The reporter also noted that the last such report for Biden was released in 2019 during the presidential campaign.
“Absolutely,” Psaki replied. “I don’t have a timeline, but absolutely we will do that. And I’ll check and see when he’s due to go back to the doctor.”
Questions surrounding the 78-year-old Biden’s age and health have resurfaced recently after he tripped twice and fell while trying to climb up the Air Force One stairs two weeks ago. He is the oldest person to ever serve as U.S. president.
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While Psaki said last Monday that Biden was “100% fine”, she could not say whether he saw a doctor after the tumble.
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US responds to Iranian drone strike that killed US contractor with “precision airstrikes”
The U.S. military launched multiple precision airstrikes in Syria, leaving at least 8 Iranians dead in response to the Iranian drone strike which left a US contractor dead and five service members injured, according to numerous reports.
The DOD said that a UAV belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps crashed into a building in northeast Syria at 1:38 p.m. According to a Fox News report, the “U.S. airstrike at an arms depot in Harabesh, in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour left six Iranian-backed fighters dead. A second U.S. bombing at a post near the town of Mayadeen killed another two fighters, according to the Observatory, whose reporting relies on local Syrian contacts.”
U.S. intelligence officials stated that they were able to trace the UAV back to Iran. After President Biden received the details of the strike he gave the authorization to conduct a counter attack.
Moreover, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said, “at the direction of the President, I authorized U.S. Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes tonight in eastern Syria against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC),” he said.
“The airstrikes were conducted in response to today’s attack as well as a series of recent attacks against Coalition forces in Syria by groups affiliated with the IRGC,” he added.
General Michael Kurilla, Commander of CENTCOM (United States Central Command), also stated that the airstrikes were in response to the attack on an American contractor and wounded troops.
“This evening, we responded to an attack on our forces that killed an American contractor and wounded our troops and another American contractor by striking facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” Krill said. “This was another in a series of attacks on our troops and partner forces.”
He shared his condolences with the families by stating that “thoughts and prayers of US Central Command are with the Family of our contractor killed and with our wounded service members and contractor.”
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