Saudi and US troops are allegedly on high alert following an intelligence report warning of an impending Iranian strike.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Saudi Arabia’s intelligence assessment has prompted many neighboring governments to raise their military vigilance.
Other than the primary alleged targets in Saudi Arabia, Erbil, and Iraq, there were no information regarding the precise threats.
According to the reports, experts think that the planned strikes are an attempt by Iran to divert attention away from the country’s residents’ growing dissatisfaction with the Islamic Republic’s harsh rule.
“We are worried about the threat picture, and we are in close touch with the Saudis through intelligence and military channels,” a National Security Council spokesperson said. “We will not hesitate to respond in defense of our regional interests and partners.”
During a news briefing on Tuesday, Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder stated that the US was “concerned” about “the threat situation” and that the US was in frequent contact with Saudi Arabia about the problem. “We will reserve the right to defend and protect ourselves regardless of where our soldiers serve, whether in Iraq or elsewhere,” Ryder stated.
Iran’s warnings come as the nation has provided drones to Russian soldiers for use in their conflict with Ukraine. Iran has a history of employing drones to undertake terrorist operations against Middle Eastern countries, including sending drones to proxies who subsequently carry out the assaults.
According to the report, Iran has attempted to blame Saudi Arabia for the protests it is facing since Saudi Arabia controls the Farsi-language news programming that Iranians watch.
“This is our final warning because you are meddling in our internal matters via the media,” said Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami. “You are involved in this situation and are aware of your vulnerability.”
The riots in Iran began in the middle of September following the murder of Mahsa Amini, 22, who was detained for breaching the country’s regulations requiring women to wear a headscarf. According to reports, she was savagely beaten by cops.
The number of persons murdered by the Islamic Republic in reaction to the demonstrations is unclear, however sources put the figure at more than 200.