The United States secretly tightened the security of federal buildings against possible Iranian attacks after the murder of Soleimani

WASHINGTON — Longstanding U.S. concerns about the threat Iran and its agents pose on U.S. soil intensified in the hours following the 2020 assassination of a prominent Iranian military commander, when the Department of Homeland Security has hardened thousands of federal buildings against the possibility of retaliation, according to current and former senior U.S. officials.

The effort, dubbed Operation Resilience according to one of the officials, was largely based on fear that Iran would use its proxy Hezbollah to attack the American homeland in response to the killing in a US airstrike in Baghdad. The commander killed, Major-General. Qassem Soleimaniled the Iranian Quds Force, an elite unit responsible for Iran’s shadow wars and military expansion.


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