Iran suggests Soleimani revenge attacks will target U.S. troops, maybe Israel

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Tuesday that Iran has drawn up 13 sets of plans to avenge Soleimani’s death, quoting Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, as saying even the least of the scenarios would be a “historic nightmare” for the U.S. “We’re aware of their military personnel and equipment” near the Iranian border, he added. “If the U.S. troops do not leave our region voluntarily and upright, we will do something to carry their bodies horizontally out.”

In another sign that U.S. forces will be the main target or reprisals, Iran’s Parliament voted unanimously Tuesday to designate the entire U.S. military, including the Pentagon brass, as terrorist organizations, state media reported, mirroring the U.S. designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization last year. President Trump cited that designation to justify the killing of Soleimani, who led the IRGC’s elite Quds Force. Iraq’s Parliament also approved $220 million in addition funding for the Quds Force to finance its vengeance campaign.