According to a report from CBS News, a terrifying threat was issued to multiple air traffic controllers in New York on Monday night, warning to fly a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday to “avenge” the death of Iranian general and terrorist Qassem Soleimani.
The audio obtained by CBS News announced,“We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged.”
Soleimani, killed in a drone strike last year ordered by President Donald Trump, was the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF), a US-designated terrorist organization. The threats were made on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Though the origin of the threat remains unknown, the government doesn’t see the threats as entirely credible, sources told CBS news. The FBI has not issued a comment but said it takes “all threats of violence to public safety seriously.” The Federal Aviation Administration is in talks with law enforcement.
Also on Monday, a video released by top Iranian generals seemed to announce their intent to assassinate President Trump following his Presidency to avenge Soleimani and, at the very least, vow vengeance on America.
The video featured Ebrahim Raisi, head of Iran’s judiciary, and IRGC General Esmail Qaani, commander of the Qods Force, warning of “hard revenge” for the death of Soleimani.
“The (Americans) should wait for the hard revenge,” Raisi said in the video. “The beloved resistance forces will determine the place and the time. The Islamic nation knows at what point in time and where this revenge will be exacted. The enemy should know that its life will be very difficult from now on. The resistance movement will make the enemy’s life much more difficult, in revenge for the blood of the martyr Soleimani. One of the aspects of hard revenge will be driving the Americans out of the region.”
“Punishing those who gave the order and those who committed the crime is another aspect of this hard revenge,” continued Raisi. “I am addressing the enemy. Let no one think that if someone holds the position of the U.S. President, yet he commits or orders a murder, he will be immune to the enforcement of law and justice and will remain on the sidelines. Never! Those who played a role in this assassination, in this crime, none of them will be safe anywhere on the globe. This is final. The steel willpower of the resistance movement will exact hard revenge from them.”