Iran threatens 35 targets for retaliatory attacks after General Soleimani's death, including US warships in the Gulf and Tel Aviv - as White House says it expects a revenge strike 'within weeks' *The potential threat was raised by General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, the commander of the Guards in the southern province of Kerman *Some of the potential targets include ships in the Gulf, as well as Tel Aviv *Abuhamzeh said: 'The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there' *Iranian officials and Soleimani's supporters have vowed vengeance against the United States for their role in the airstrike *A congressional staffer said the White House expects Iran to retaliate 'within weeks' An Iranian official says at least 35 U.S. targets have been identified for retaliatory strikes after the country’s president chillingly vowed to exact revenge for the killing of General Qassem Soleimani. Targets include ships in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and Tel Aviv. Abuhamzeh said vital American targets in the region had been identified a ‘long time ago’. 'The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there … some 35 U.S. targets in the region as well as Tel Aviv are within our reach,' he said, according to Reuters. A retaliation attack from Iran could be seen 'within weeks' either at home or abroad, a senior congressional staffer told Time.
Iran Identifies 35 US Targets For Retaliatory Strikes After Soleimani's Death
January 5, 2020