New York air traffic controllers got a message threatening to avenge Iranian basic Qassem Soleimani’s death.
The caution was gotten Monday, simply one day after the anniversary of the U.S. drone strike purchased by President Donald Trump that eliminated Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
“We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged,” a voice is heard stating in audio that was acquired by CBS News. It has actually not been confirmed by NBC News and it’s unclear who sent out the risk.
The Federal Aviation Administration stated it referred the matter to the FBI.
Government authorities informed NBC News they do not think the caution of an attack is reputable, stating that it is simple for an individual to get to the radios.
The risk comes as countless Iraqis, shouting anti-American mottos, collected in Baghdad’s main square on Sunday to demonstration Soleimani’s killing.
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The basic, who assisted eliminate Americans for more than a years, was eliminated on Jan. 3, 2020, near an airport in Baghdad. During a conference days after the death, Trump called Soleimani a “monster.”
“If you look over his past — he’s been called a ‘monster,’ and he was a monster,” the president stated. “And he’s no longer a monster; he’s dead. And that’s a good thing for a lot of countries. And he was planning a very big attack and a very bad attack for us and other people. And we stopped him.”