Pompeo reportedly plans to disclose intel showing Iranian support for al-Qaeda

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Pompeo reportedly plans to disclose intel showing Iranian support for al-Qaeda
Newly declassified info may include information on August assassination of terror group’s No. 2 in Tehran, allegedly by Israeli agents, report says
By TOI staff
12 January 2021

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to publicly accuse Iran of ties to al-Qaeda in the waning days of the Trump presidency, according to a Monday report. Pompeo intends to use recently declassified US intelligence in the announcement, Reuters reported, citing “two people familiar with the matter.” He is expected to disclose details on Iran allegedly sheltering al-Qaeda leaders and supporting the terror group, the report said.

Pompeo is expected to make some of the accusations during a speech to the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday. Pompeo has made accusations of Iranian ties to al-Qaeda in the past, but without citing evidence. There are some misgivings about publicly discussing the information among lawmakers and the intelligence community, the report said. The announcement will likely further complicate the incoming Biden administration’s stated goal of reengaging with Tehran.

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