Last year’s killing of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Qasem Soleimani in a targeted US drone strike exacerbated the already strained relations between Iran and America, sparking speculations of possible revenge by Tehran on the first anniversary of his death, 3 January 2021.
Two former Mossad chiefs and a former national security council chief have claimed that Iran so far has failed to avenge Qasem Soleimani’s death and would be unlikely to take any action until US President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, according to a report by The Jerusalem Post.
Former Mossad director Shabtai Shavit noted that the assassination of Tehran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakrhizadeh, in November was “a double blow against Iran’s military activity in the Middle East” and that the current commander of the Quds Force, Esmail Ghaani, isn’t at the same level as his predecessor.
Apart from that, Shavit noted that “the Iranians’ patience is never-ending”:
Ex-Mossad director Danny Yatom, in turn, suggested the Quds Force hasn’t recovered from Soleimani’s death and doubted that it ever would.
Former National Security Council Chief and Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland assumed that any action by Tehran would only occur after Biden takes office.
IRGC Spokesman General Ramezan Sharif earlier underlined that it is Iran who will determine the time and place of revenge for Soleimani’s assassination.
As The Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) are…