The us has detected a heightened state of alert by Iran’s missile forces across the country, a US official told Reuters on Sunday, adding it had been unclear whether the upper readiness level was defensive in nature or not.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, didn’t provide further details or say whether the Iranian missiles were taking aim at any specific targets, amid threats by Tehran of retaliation over a US drone strike last week that killed a top Iranian general.
“They’re clearly at a heightened state of alert. Is that heightened state of aware of be better prepared defensively or to be better prepared offensively? That cannot be determined at now ,” the official said.