Iran has threatened the United states with a third attack in Haifa, Israel, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, if the United States retaliates to the ballistic missiles that hit an Iraqi-U.S. coalition military base in western Iraq.
According to reports, “Iran is warning that if there is retaliation for the two waves of attacks they launched their 3rd wave will destroy Dubai and Haifa,” tweeted NBC News Tehran bureau chief Ali Arouzi.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had vowed “revenge” for the death of Soleimani, a top Iranian military general, and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, who were killed in an airstrike ordered by President Trump days after the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was encircled by Iran-backed militants chanting “Death to America.”
In the recent attack, Iran has claimed responsibility in a statement which reads read: “The brave soldiers of IRGC’s aerospace unit have launched a successful attack with tens of ballistic missiles on Al Assad military base in the name of martyr Gen. Qassem Soleimani.”
According to NBC foreign chief correspondent Richard Engel on twitter:
Iran making threats of mass escalation. To attack more bases in Iraq. To unleash Hezbollah. To unleash shiite militias in Iraq. To attack Israel and Dubai. Making it clear it is ready for a widespead campaign if this escalates further with a US response.
— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) January 8, 2020
NBC News Tehran bureau chief Ali Arouzi tweeted:
Iran is warning that if there is retaliation for the two waves of attacks they launched their 3rd wave will destroy Dubai and Haifa. #iran #Soleimani #war
— Ali Arouzi (@aliarouzi) January 8, 2020
Mr Trump says Soleimani had “killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans… and was plotting to kill many more” and “should have been taken out many years ago”.
According to him, “While Iran will never be able to properly admit it, Soleimani was both hated and feared within the country,”