Biden also warned he was prepared to order more airstrikes in the Middle East in retaliation for attacks on U.S. troops.
The president said he dispatched two F-15s to attack Iranian Revolutionary Guard weapons depots in Syria because ‘they struck us’.
When asked about the ‘chances’ of a Gaza ceasefire outside the White House before a trip to Illinois, he said: ‘None. No possibility.’
He added that the U.S. is still ‘optimistic’ all the hostages taken during the October 7 terrorist attack will be released.
‘We’re not going to stop until we get them out,’ he said.
The Biden administration says it has secured a second pathway for civilians to flee fighting.
Biden had asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to institute the daily pauses during a Monday call.
Before boarding Air Force One for a flight to Illinois he hinted he was frustrated with Netanyahu because the pause had ‘taken a little longer than I hoped’.