US President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States has "enhanced our military force posture in the region to strengthen our deterrence."
"The Department of Defense has moved the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group to the eastern Mediterranean and bolstered our fighter aircraft presence. And we stand ready to move in additional assets as needed," he said.
Biden also warned any hostile parties against taking advantage of the situation in Israel.
"Our hearts may be broken, but our resolve is clear," he said. "Yesterday, I also spoke with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and UK to discuss the latest developments with our European allies and coordinate our united response."