US: Iran threat is imminent – Hezbollah in Syria, Lebanon can attack at any moment
The Iranians or Hezbollah in Syria and the Lebanese border are liable to launch an attack at any moment. The level of the Iranian threat is still high, and the Lebanese terror group is highly likely to act on their behalf, the top commander of American forces in the Middle East said on Thursday.
Iran has chosen to “step back and recalculate” after making preparations for an attack against US forces in the Gulf region, but it is too early to conclude the threat is gone, General Frank McKenzie said in an interview with three reporters accompanying him to the Gulf.
General McKenzie said he remains concerned by Iran’s potential for aggression, and he would not rule out requesting additional US forces to bolster defenses against Iranian missiles or other weapons.
Pictures showing Iranian paramilitary forces loading missiles onto small boats, amid concern that the Revolutionary Guards terror group would fire them at US navy vessels, are behind the recent escalation.
The United States increased its military presence in the Persian Gulf region citing “troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” from Tehran.