Iran on Monday seized a South Korean oil tanker and announced it would boost uranium refinement, moving the country closer to nuclear weapons.
The developments occurred on the first anniversary of the US killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.
The head of Iran’s elite Quds Force was taken out in a US airstrike at Baghdad International Airport — a blistering attack that left the warmonger’s body “torn to pieces,” officials said at the time.
“At the direction of the President, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization,” the Pentagon said in a statement last January.
They added that Soleimani was planning attacks on American diplomats and soldiers in Iraq when he was killed.
US officials had since feared a retaliatory attack on the anniversary of…
— to nypost.com