Iran-US standoff: SNSC and retaliation options

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei headed a meeting for the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) on Friday (3/1/20) following the US killing of Commander of the Quds Force Major-General Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad airport.

The SNSC is said to have not outlined quick, immediate and specific options to retaliate, stressing only that the retaliation would come at the appropriate time and location.

How did the SNSC approach the situation?

What about Khamenei’s participation in the meeting?

These questions and more are answered in the following 462-word report.

[Fully reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 27/02 – January 10, 2020]

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