Recall that a US airstrike had in January killed General Soleimani of the Revolutionary Guard’s expeditionary Quds Force near Baghdad International Airport.
This came after months of incidents raising tensions between the US and Iran.
Giving reasons for the airstrike, Trump had claimed that Soleimani plotted to kill lots of American citizens but was caught in the process.
Iran had then threatened to attack the US White House.
The threat of a counter-attack was issued by the Iranian MP, Abolfazl Abutorabi during an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, the country’s Labour News Agency reported.