Joel Rosenburg – All Israel News
In major address, Pompeo warns Biden to take Iran threat seriously. Speech comes week after Iran announced dramatic, dangerous escalation of uranium enrichment.
JERUSALEM – The regime in Tehran is not simply allowing al-Qaeda terrorists to crisscross its territory. The leaders of the Islamic Republic have intentionally made Iran the headquarters for al-Qaeda, the global terrorist organization that attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001 and has continued to attack and kill American citizens and allies in the two decades since. “Al-Qaeda has a new home base: it is the Islamic Republic of Iran,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday in a major address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“Combined with Iran’s aggressive nuclear program, “this axis poses a grave threat to the security of nations and to the American homeland itself,” he added. The secretary’s remarks came one week after Tehran announced it is resuming its work to enrich uranium to 20% purity, a move that puts Iran dramatically closer to enriching uranium all the way to military grade purity in order to build nuclear warheads.