Biden decides on response to attack in Jordan

US President Joe Biden says he has made a decision on how to respond to a drone attack that killed three American service members in Jordan.

The strike took place on Sunday at a US outpost in northeastern Jordan near the border with Syria. Washington said it was carried out by Iran-backed militant groups.

On Tuesday, Biden was asked by reporters at the White House whether he had decided how to respond. Biden said, "Yes," but he did not provide further details.

Biden also said he holds Iran responsible in the sense that it is "supplying the weapons to the people who did it."

He added, "I don't think we need a wider war in the Middle East. That's not what I am looking for."

White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby told reporters, "It's very possible that what you'll see is a tiered approach here, not just a single action, but potentially multiple actions ... over a period of time."