Iran is considering “13 revenge scenarios,” the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on January 7th, Fars News Agency reported.
The initial report has since been removed from the website, it could be found on this dead link.
Other media, such as Hezbollah affiliated al-Manar, however, republished the story.
Ali Shamkhani was quoted as having said the following:
“Iran has 13 scenarios to respond to America, in retaliation for the blood of the martyr leader Qassem Soleimani, the weakest of which will be a historical nightmare for America.”
He spoke of the scenarios in a press statement:
“We tell this to the Americans, let them know that 13 scenarios have been put forward to the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, and even if the consensus is reached on the weakest response, its implementation will be a historical nightmare for the Americans.”
He added that based on some considerations, Iran cannot disclose more information to the media. However, he promised the Iranian people that the operations to avenge their “martyr brother” are not scheduled to be within the framework of one operation because according to the contents of the statement of the Supreme Leader, all the forces of the resistance will take revenge for Soleimani.
In fact, I say frankly that the Americans were shouldn’t have committed this crime, and now that their hands have been stained with the blood of Qassem Soleimani, they are responsible for all possible repercussions resulting from that.”
He explained that “when making strategic decisions, the international position of a country cannot be determined on the basis of emotion, but there are hundreds of other factors that play a role in the issue.”
He further added that “the Supreme National Security Council has put the issue on its agenda in its agenda, although decision-making will be on The basis of security and international considerations, but there are in total 19 bases, including 11 major bases that are American command bases in the region and located a short distance from the eastern and western borders with 8 American military bases to the north and south of the country.”
According to Shamkhani, Iran is aware that those bases in a state of emergency, and are aware of accurate data of the numbers of troops and equipment in the US bases, and they are carefully monitoring every single movement.
Separately, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Navy Rear Admiral Ali Tangsiri said that there would be a strong response to the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, but the time, location and scope of the revenge would be up to Iran.
“The enemies will see that people similar to Hajj Qassem will take a harsh revenge but we will decide about the time and geography of revenge not the enemies,” he said.
“Our message to the enemies is to leave the region; their staying is both a problem for the region and will inflict very heavy costs on them; they should leave the region before being revenged harshly,” he added.
Rear Admiral Tangsiri underscored Iran’s full preparedness to confront enemies on seas and islands, noting that the IRGC Naval forces will increase their readiness more than ever after assassination of General Soleimani.