January 4(UPI)-- U.S. air strikes killed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Kasim Sulaimani on January 3. Iran said it would retaliate \"heavily \". Several cities in the United States have announced increased vigilance and New York police are on \"high alert \".
New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, and city police chief Dermot Shea, told a press conference on January 3 that New York, or as a \"target of retaliation,\" is now on high alert, although there is no apparent threat.
All New Yorkers have a right to know the fact that the United States and Iran are in a \"de facto state of war\" that poses a danger to our cities, he said. New yorkers should understand that \"we are now under a different threat than ever before,\" says mr white. And in the wake of U.S. airstrikes, he tweeted:'We have to be alert to this threat for a long time to come.
New york city police chief shia said there was no \"concrete, credible threat\" to new york, but stressed that as a precautionary measure, more resources were being deployed to sensitive locations. Increase the vigilance of uniformed personnel, many will have long guns.
The New York City Police Department said in a tweet on Friday (3) morning that security measures were \"based on recent world events\" and urged the public to remain vigilant.
Los angeles police expect a \"terrorist attack\" in los angeles after u.s. military attacks on iranian officers, according to newsweek 3. Los Angeles police tweeted that while there are no \"credible threats\" in Los Angeles, police are monitoring developments in Iran.
On January 3, U.S. forces struck two Iranian-related targets in Iraq's Baghdad, killing Qassim Sulaimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard unit, the Al-Quds Brigade. The U.S. Department of Defense later confirmed that the attack was personally ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump. Iran has denounced the U.S. move as an \"act of international terrorism\" and said it would \"exact revenge \". (Overseas Internet\/Zhu Xiao)