Ex-Mossad chief claims Iran will avenge Soleimani after Biden’s inauguration
The Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) are preparing for a potential attack by Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif previously tweeted that “Israeli agent-provocateurs” were preparing an attack against the US, and warned outgoing US President Donald Trump to be “careful for a trap” after POTUS accused Tehran of being behind a missile attack on the American Embassy in Baghdad on 20 December.
A day ahead of the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, Zarif promised that Tehran would “not rest” until it brings the people responsible for his killing to justice.
On 3 January 2020, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, was assassinated in a targeted US drone strike while his car was departing the Baghdad International Airport, a move directly approved by outgoing US President Donald Trump.
In response, Tehran launched missile attacks on two US military bases in Iraq – the Ayn al-Assad base and the Erbil airbase – attacks that subsequently led to traumatic brain injuries of some 100 American soldiers.
Last week, Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Baqeri reiterated that there was no “expiry date” for taking revenge on Soleimani’s killers, saying that a US withdrawal from the Middle East was inevitable.