A few hours after the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, the Selective Service System website stopped working in the USA. It is a platform for all Americans aged 18-25 who are subject to conscript in the event of a mobilization announcement. This was reported by the military registration service press center on Twitter.
It is noted that the site stopped working due to the "massive flow of misinformation", which caused great pressure on traffic.
These problems began after the assassination of General Suleimani and threats of revenge from Iran.
The compulsory draft in the army was last declared in the United States during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The conscription cannot begin in America right away - for this, in case of emergency, Congress must pass the relevant law, and the president must sign it.
The mandatory mobilisation in the United States was canceled in 1973, but every citizen, upon reaching the age of 18, must register in the Selective Service System - in case of mobilization on this site Americans can find out if they have been drafted.
General Qassem Suleimani was killed on January 3 by order of US President Donald Trump as a result of a missile strike at Baghdad International Airport.
Soon, in his statement, Trump called Suleimani "the number one terrorist in the world."
The Iranian president has promised to avenge the death of Suleimani.