After U.S. air strikes killed Iran’s top military commander General Qassem Soleimani on Thursday evening, Mr. Trump made an announcement defending the air strikes, calling them self-defense.
However, MSN News reported on Saturday:
‘The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Saturday that it doesn’t have information about any “specific, credible threat” to the U.S. homeland, but warned that groups are capable of carrying out “operations” in the U.S.’
The Department of Homeland Security Bulletin said:
‘At this time we have no information indicating a specific, credible threat to the Homeland.’
The DHS then cautioned:
‘Iran and its partners, such as Hizballah have demonstrated the intent and capability to conduct operations in the United States.’
According to MSN:
‘The bulletin also warned that Iran is capable of “carrying out attacks with temporary disruptive effects against critical infrastructure in the United States” and “likely views terrorist activities as an option to deter or retaliate against its perceived adversaries.”‘
After the killing of Soleimani, Iran announced “harsh retaliation.” On Friday, the State Department urged U.S. citizens to leave Iraq “immediately.”
‘President Trump has defended the attack, saying that it was done to stop a war and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the action was due to an “imminent threat” to American lives.
‘Democrats have criticized the strike as an escalation that could provoke violence.’
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said that Saturday’s bulletin was issued to assure the public that DHS is:
‘actively monitoring and preparing for any specific, credible threat, should one arise.’