U.S. and Saudi Arabia on ‘high alert’ after intel on impending Iranian attack
Officials from both the United States and Saudi Arabia reportedly told the Wall Street Journal they are on high alert after Saudi intelligence, which was shared with the U.S., indicated Iran is expected to carry out an attack.
Saudi officials said Iran is set to carry out attacks on specific targets in Saudi Arabia, as well as Erbil, Iraq, where U.S. troops are located. Intel leads officials to believe the planned attacks are intended too be a distraction from the global riots against Iran and its leadership.
Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said Tuesday during a press briefing that the U.S. remains “concerned” about “the threat situation in the region” and is “in regular contact” with Saudi officials.
“We will reserve the right to protect and defend ourselves no matter where our forces are serving, whether in Iraq or elsewhere,” Ryder said, declining to give information about any specific threat.
Iran has warned Saudi Arabia against covering the protests on Farsi news stations and has accused Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the U.S. of being responsible for them.
“This is our last warning, because you are interfering in our internal affairs through these media,” Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami said in remarks reported by Iranian state media according to the Journal. “You are involved in this matter and know that you are vulnerable.”
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North Korea tests missiles in simulated Nuclear counterattack
Kim Jong Un has accused the U.S. and South Korea of carrying out nuclear military drills. In response to the claim, Un conducted a test Sunday simulating a nuclear counter attack on the U.S. and South Korea.
These aren’t the first accusations made by Un. On Sunday, tensions escalated after Un launched short range ballistic missiles from North Korea as part of ongoing tests, he said. Those missiles traveled approximately 500 miles, according to reports from South Korea and Japan. Un then went one KCNA, the North Korean State media, telling reporters that the threat of a Nuclear attack on the U.S. and South Korea was likely.
Furthermore, Un claims that testing his short range ballistic missile, helped to improve North Korea’s military capability if there was a need for a counter-offensive in a time of war. He stated that he needed to guarantee the country’s readiness for any “immediate and overwhelming nuclear counterattack.”
Un also claimed that countries such as the U.S. and South Korea “are getting ever more pronounced in their moves for aggression against” his country, according to reports from Fox News. Un said that it is of urgent matter that North Korea needs strengthen its nuclear arsenal in the wake of aggression towards his country.
“The nuclear force of the DPRK will strongly deter, control and manage the enemy’s reckless moves and provocations with its high war readiness, and carry out its important mission without hesitation in case of any unwanted situation,” Kim was quoted as saying.
The Associated Press reported that Jeon Ha Gyu, spokesperson of South Korea’s Defense Ministry, said it’s clear North Korea with its ramped-up testing activity is making “considerable progress” in nuclear weapons technology. According to reports Gyu did not detail any findings on North Korea’s claim about the successful warhead detonation.
Annual exercises have been carried out for week by the U.S. and South Korea which involve, U.S. B-1B strategic bombers. The B-1B bomber is capable of carrying up to 24 nuclear bombs and can travel at a speed of mach 0.9 while dropping bombs from 200ft above the ground. North Korea claims that these exercises are a very real threat to the country and that is is merely a rehearsal for what they believe to be a full on attack of their country.
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