The US has now detected signs that Iran has been prepping its ballistic missile arsenal for a potential attack on American forces as revenge for Trump’s killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
As The Times Of Israel reports:
The US is seeing indications that Iran has stepped up its readiness to launch short- and medium-range ballistic missiles following the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in an American airstrike, CNN reported Saturday.
The network quoted an unnamed US official with direct knowledge on the issue, as Washington braces for Iran’s response to Friday’s strike. Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said Tehran will react with “harsh revenge” to the hit on the popular general, who was his personal friend.
US intelligence is conducting surveillance by various means to assess when the missiles could be ready to launch, the report said.
Meanwhile, another unnamed US official told CNN that American defense chiefs were holding intense discussions as they try to ascertain whether Iran plans to retaliate in the next few days, with “conflicting views” on when a major attack may come.
Iran has vowed ‘harsh revenge’ for the killing, with President Trump threatening to react immediately to any potential Iranian attack, potentially setting the stage for a massive military confrontation in the region.