Jan 3rd two former Mossad officials of the Israeli Intelligence and Special Operations Service and a former official of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said that although Iran failed to avenge the assassination of Suleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s “Quds Brigade” in 2020, it is “still possible” to do something about the incident. Response”.
According to Israel’s Jerusalem Post on the 3rd, three former senior officials said in an interview that Iran will eventually “find an opportunity” to avenge the assassination of Suleimani.
Shabtai Shavit, who served as Mossad’s director from 1989 to 1996, said that the assassination of Suleimani in January 2020 and the assassination of Fahrizad, Iran’s top nuclear scientist in November, were Iran’s Middle East. Iran has not recovered from the “double blow” of military activities.
Shavi said that so far, Iran has not carried out mass retaliation against the United States, but it must consider Iran’s “possible response” and that Iran may “wait opportunities” to attack “high-quality targets”.
According to previous reports, on January 3, 2020, Suleimani was killed by an air strike by U.S. troops outside Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.
Iran then asked Interpol to arrest 36 U.S. officials suspected of participating in the assassination of Suleimani, including US President Trump.
On December 27, the Iranian judiciary increased the list of Americans suspected of participating in the assassination of Suleimani to 48.
A former Iranian Supreme National Security Council official said that Iran is currently “not interested” in engaging in “massive confrontation” with anyone, especially against the United States before the presidential election.
But he also mentioned that Iran believes that to some extent, it has to retaliate, if not against the United States, it may be against Israel.
He also said that since the current U.S. president is “unpredictable”, Iran is “may be more willing” to act after President-elect Biden takes office.
However, he said that Iran is also looking forward to the return of the new government led by Biden to the Iran nuclear agreement and lift sanctions against Iran.