Report: US updated Israel on plans to kill Soleimani
by Elad Benari
January 3, 2020
The United States is believed to have updated Israel before the elimination of Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Channel 13 News reported Friday. The report noted that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke several times during the week with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It is believed that Pompeo updated Netanyahu on the plans to eliminate Soleimani. The Israeli security cabinet is set to convene on Sunday and discuss the regional tensions after the killing of Soleimani. READ MORE
TIMES OF ISRAEL Iran threatens Tel Aviv, US bases in Middle East after killing of Soleimani A senior Iranian commander on Saturday threatened that some 35 US targets in the Middle East, as well as Tel Aviv, were within the reach of Tehran to avenge the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. “The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there… vital American targets in the region have been identified by Iran since a long time ago,” said General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in the southern province of Kerman, according to the Reuters news agency.