White House: Iranian threat to Israel ‘real’

File - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, visits an exhibition of the country's nuclear achievements, at his office compound in Tehran, Iran, June 11, 2023. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, via AP, File)
File - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, visits an exhibition of the country's nuclear achievements, at his office compound in Tehran, Iran, June 11, 2023. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, via AP, File)

Iran’s threats of reprisals against Israel after a strike in Syria this month that killed two Iranian generals remain “real” and “viable,” the White House says.

“We still deem the potential threat by Iran here to be real, to be viable,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby tells reporters.

Kirby adds that the United States is looking at its own force posture in the region in light of Tehran’s threat and is watching the situation very closely.

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