By Reuters and Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
Published: 09:29 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 09:29 GMT, 7 January 2020
Iran is considering 13 'revenge scenarios' in retaliation for the US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, a top official has said.
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, vowed that even if Tehran opted for the weakest option, it will create an 'historic nightmare for the Americans'.
Iran has vowed to exact a 'crushing revenge' over the killing of Soleimani, which is expected to ramp up Tuesday after a three-day period of mourning ends.
Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (centre), revealed Tehran is considering 13 'revenge scenarios' in retaliation for the killing of General Soleimani
Even if the security council votes for the weakest option it will mean an 'historic nightmare for the Americans', Shamkani warned (pictured, a protester in Iran)
The country has already ripped up what remained of the nuclear deal signed under Obama in the wake of the strike, and Iraq has voted to kick all US troops out.
Rockets have also been launched at the Green Zone surrounding the US embassy in Baghdad, with the area expected to come under increasing attacks.
Some 5,000 US troops stationed across Iraq and 500 still in Syria are also expected to be targeted in response.
Hassan Nasrallah, the Lebanese secretary-general of Iran-backed Hezbollah, said all US bases, all warships and