The US threatens to attack 52 Iranian targets, while the British nuclear submarine is also prepared to launch Tomahawk missiles to attack Iran.
On January 5, about 50 members of the British Air Force Task Force (SAS) were sent to Iraq to help evacuate the British after the US drone attack on January 3. General Qasem Soleimani, head of the al-Quds task force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
The British newspaper The Sun reported that a Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine would also be in a position to attack Iran, if the current tensions between Tehran and Washington turn into a war. comprehensive armed conflict.
The newspaper quoted unnamed senior defense sources as saying that an Astute-class nuclear submarine equipped with the Navy’s Tomahawk nuclear warhead has quietly entered the area. missile attack on Iranian territory.
The sources added that all precautions were taken by the United States and Britain, depending on how Iran responded to Soleimani’s death.
If conflict breaks out, the UK will always stand shoulder to shoulder with the US. Astute-class undersea assassins are the most advanced submarines in the Royal Navy. They are a deadly weapon and have a huge number of bullets that can attack Iran, sources indicate.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace also ordered the deployment of British surface ships to the Strait of Hormuz, to take all necessary steps to protect British ships and citizens, after Iran pledged to retaliate against the US air raid to kill General Soleimani.
US President Donald Trump also announced on Thursday that the Pentagon had targeted 52 targets on Iranian territory, if Tehran had taken action against US military forces or citizens.
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He mentioned locations representing 52 American hostages taken at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Although they were eventually released, the event has now led to escalating tensions. US-Iran at the time, prompting Washington to impose sanctions against Tehran.
In response, IRGC Commander Gholamali Abuhamzeh declared that Washington would pay for killing an elite son of Iran, the Tehran government also set 35 U.S. targets in the Middle East within the launch of This water rocket.
In a related move, Iraqi Shi’a (Shiite) cleric who had a great reputation in the Shi’a Muslim community, Moqtada al-Sadr, on January 5 also called on paramilitary groups. in Iraq and elsewhere united to fight America.
Rabbi Moqtada al-Sadr, the largest congressional leader in the parliament, called on Shi’a militant groups inside and outside Iraq to meet immediately and create an International Resistance Alliance against the US military presence in Iraq in particular and the Middle East in general.
Analysts say that this is a strong move of pro-Iranian forces in Iraq (with nearly 100,000 gunmen) aimed at US military forces in the country.
If the United States does not withdraw more than 5,000 troops from Iraq, it is likely that their forces will be in great danger from the revenge of pro-Iranian militia groups. Their formation of an anti-American military alliance could cause the country to wage a war against the US.