The United States is used to listing terrorist organizations, even accusing a country of sponsoring terrorism and not being used to being “named”.
When America was considered a terrorist
Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported Congress on January 7 declared that the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) is a “terrorist organization”.
IRNA stated: “According to the vote of the Iranian parliamentarians, all members of the Pentagon, affiliated organizations and companies, as well as the US commanders, have planned and carried out the assassination. “General Qassem Soleimani, former commander of the Quds task force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), is blacklisted.
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On Tuesday, shortly after the US raided Baghdad airport, killing General Soleimani, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif declared it an “international terrorist act”.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said: “This is an extremely dangerous and foolish escalation … He is the most influential person in the fight against terrorists of the Islamic State organization ( IS) and Al-Qaeda network “.
The Nicaraguan government also condemned US forces on terrorism against Major General Qasem Soleimani on January 4 and warned against the negative consequences of the attack on international peace.
According to Nicaragua media, the government issued a statement confirming that US aggression will increase tensions in the region. Sympathizing with the people of Iran and Iraq, Nicaragua described Washington’s atrocities as international terrorism.
Cuba’s Foreign Ministry on the same day warned that world peace was threatened after the US conducted an air strike against Bagdad International Airport in Iraq and used missiles to assassinate. selectively.
The statement, released by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Anayansi Rodriguez, said Washington’s actions could spark a major conflict with unforeseen human losses, as well as consequences for the peace. Average and stable of the world.
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The Cuban Foreign Ministry also condemned US actions for violating international law and Iraqi sovereignty. On Twitter, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez strongly criticized the air strike.
The Cuban Foreign Minister also warned that aggressive, unilateral and unreasonable actions by the US government would create the risk of serious escalation of violence in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, semi-official Fars news agency reported that Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani on January 7 said the country was considering 13 “revenge scenarios” in response to the attack. on January 3, the US killed General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.
Ali Shamkhani was quoted as saying: “Americans should understand that so far 13 revenge scenarios have been discussed at the board and even if there is a consensus on the weakest scenario, then the implementation of that scenario. can still be a historical nightmare for Americans. “
Earlier, in response to the threat that US President Donald Trump posted on his Twitter account that the US would attack 52 locations in Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on January 6 that no one should threaten. his country.
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On his Twitter account, Rouhani wrote: “Those who mention 52 should also remember the number 290. IR655″, referring to the US warship shooting down an Iranian aircraft bearing the IR655 number in 1988 as 290 died. ”
“Never threaten Iran,” Rouhani said.
Amid storms, Oman Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah on January 7 made a visit to Tehran. Here he said, the US wants to ease tensions in the region.
Oman maintains friendly relations with both the United States and Iran, having acted as an intermediary for the two countries that severed diplomatic relations after the Iranian revolution in 1979.
Iran quietly hunt?
On January 5, the US president threatened to continue to attack 52 Iranian targets if the Teheran regime attempted to retaliate against the US air strike and destroy General Qassem Soleimani.
The White House chief wrote on Twitter that the new attacks would be “extremely aggressive and extremely fast”.
Defense adviser Ali Khamenei, Brigadier General Hossein Dehquan described the comments as “odd and ridiculous”.
Brigadier General Dehquan said: “Certainly no American officer, a political center, a military base or a US warship will be safe. We can all reach them. ”
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CNN reported that from Singapore to Djibouti, from Bahrain to Brazil, the United States operates about 800 military bases and logistics infrastructure outside its sovereign territory – a huge number compared to all of the above countries. Around the world. There are also hundreds of establishments, both large and small, present in the US territories.
All American assets – including officers, crew members, pilots or marines – can become targets for attack. Carl Schuster, former chief executive of operations at the Joint Intelligence Center of the Pacific Command, commented: “There are many ways for an American personnel to be targeted, we cannot say protect them all. ”
According to CNN, the threat may come from Iranian forces or proxy forces that are closely linked to Tehran.
“Iran has a vast network of secret centipedes’,” said Christopher Costa, former director of the US National Security Council’s counter-terrorism division.
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One of Iran’s proxies, Hezbollah in Lebanon, is said to be behind the attack on the US Marine Corps barracks at Beirut Airport in 1983, a suicide car bombing that killed 241 people. America killed.
It was the deadliest attack on US marines since the Battle of Iwo Jima in the Pacific during World War II.
Hezbollah was also accused of carrying out the bombing of a US military complex at Khoba Tower, Saudi Arabia, in 1996, killing 19 pilots.
Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on January 5 said the force was ready to “avenge” the death of General Soleimani.
The US Navy currently deployed nearly 300 warships. Only about a third of these ships are operating at sea or stationing at foreign ports, but they can all become targets for attack.
Former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen said that with the current security measures, the attacks are something that the US cannot avoid.
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Although the US Navy has implemented new measures to ensure the safety of ships at ports, such as setting up a restricted area around US ships, analysts say that at sea ports abroad, measures This guarantee method will only work if the host country ensures to maintain the requirements.
While the US changed and upgraded its defense measures, the US enemies also had corresponding flexible adjustments.
Iran is said to have trained divers to swim and approach ships to lay mines on hulls, tactics that even the most stringent security measures are hard to spot.
Former US Army official Carl Schuster said: “Strict security measures will affect operations, especially when it comes to base supplies, ship control or personnel entry. … We cannot guarantee everything 24/24 for a long time ”.
Meanwhile, Iran always has the patience and wait for opportunities to have security holes.
“They will always wait until the US is on alert … They are not afraid of security tightening measures,” he said. They only worry about failure. The only thing they focus on is success. ”