Iran was frightened by U.S. President Donald Trump’s last strike before he left office and strengthened its air defense systems near its nuclear facilities.
According to the publication, Tehran fears any sudden military events that may occur amid tensions with Washington. Part of the Iranian side’s fear is related to Trump’s numerous threats, who has promised to “punish” the country if it attacks the U.S. military in Iraq.
According to Al Qabas, the air defense and radar systems of the aerospace forces are responsible for protecting nuclear facilities.
At the end of December it was reported that Iran had resumed work on nuclear weapons against the background of the conflict with the US. According to the satellite imagery, the underground nuclear facility is located in Fordo, Iran’s uranium enrichment plant south of Tehran. The Islamic Republic authorities did not announce the resumption of activities, but Western experts fear Tehran may have nuclear weapons. Since relations between Iran and the U.S. are tense, the former side may abandon its intentions to use it for peaceful purposes.
Since the beginning of 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has been struck by missiles several times. This began to happen regularly after U.S. troops killed Qassem Suleimani, a general of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps al-Quds special unit, on the night of January 3. Five days later, Iran launched a missile attack on U.S. military installations in Iraq. After another attack in July, a U.S. foreign ministry spokesman noted that Washington considered such attacks a threat.