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Senior national security officials say they have been briefed about a threat that a plane would crash into the Capitol in Washington D.C. and say that the threat did not seem credible, according to Fox News.
“We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday, Soleimani will be avenged.”
The threat referred to Qassem Soleimani—the Iranian general killed in Iraq last year in a U.S. airstrike ordered by President Trump.
“We’re not overly concerned,” the official said.
FBI said it “takes all threats of violence to public safety seriously.”
A year ago today, 𝘌𝘯𝘦𝘮𝘺 #1 of extremist terrorists was cowardly assassinated by the terrorist-in-chief.
As our region solemnly commemorates his one year passing, a reminder that the only beneficiary of his murder is Daesh (ISIS), which has only increased its activity since. pic.twitter.com/bt8pgDvXar
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 3, 2021
Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif remembered Soleimani, saying he was “cowardly assassinated by the terrorist-in-chief.”
Tehran retaliated with an airstrike of its own on a military base in Iraq, resulting in concussions for up to 100 U.S. troops.
From Fox News:
American officials deemed Soleimani — the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force — as dangerous as the Islamic State and held him responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. troops.
A national security official told Fox News that “relevant agencies” were briefed on Tuesday’s incident and that “while it is possible it is a hoax, it is being taken seriously.”
And a senior Defense official told Fox News that they take “all threats seriously,” but that “this does not seem to be credible, though we’ll continue to assess.”
Another senior U.S. official told Fox News that the threat “doesn’t seem legit.”
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