Former US President donald trump is one of the officials in Iran’s crosshairs as it seeks revenge for the Major General’s murder. Qassem Soleimania high-ranking military figure in the Middle Eastern nation.
What happened: The revelation that Trump, former Secretary of State Michael Pompeoand old CENTCOM General Commander Kenneth McKenzie are in Tehran’s crosshairs was made in an intelligence report seen by Yahoo News.
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“Iran would likely view the killing or prosecution of a U.S. official whom it considers equivalent in rank and stature to Soleimani or responsible for his death as successful retaliatory actions,” Yahoo News reported, citing the document. of intelligence.
The report, dated July 16, is marked “For official use only” and “Not for public release,” according to Yahoo News.
Why is this important: The report is significant because it is dated only two days after the President Joe Biden announced a trip to the Middle East. The president landed in Israel on Wednesday, he is expected to fly later to Saudi Arabia, Yahoo News noted.
The US intelligence report said the Iranian regime was “waging a multi-pronged campaign” against some US officials to avenge Soleimani’s death.
Iran issued an arrest warrant for Trump and 36 others after Soleimani was assassinated in Baghdad, Iraq in January 2020.
At the time, Ali Alqasi MehrTehran’s attorney general had said Trump would be prosecuted after his term ended.
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