Former CIA boss and Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo claims Sunni Al-Qaeda terrorists set up new base in Shi’ite Iran. However America’s “de-classifications” of information about Iran are mostly “fictitious”
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that US State Secretary Mike Pompeo is accusing Iran, without proof, of harboring this so-called Zionist supported Al-Qaeda’s base.
Mister we lie, cheat, and steal is pathetically ending his disastrous career with more warmongering lies,” Zarif wrote in a fiery message in the wake of Pompeo’s fabricated statement. Recently the same regime took Al-Qaeda of the terrorist list.
Back in April 2019, Pompeo, a former CIA director, jokingly said that, during his time at the helm of US intelligence, “we lied, we cheated, we stole” and even had “training courses” in these fields. Many commenters did not find the quote funny.
Earlier, in 2019 Zarif also condemned the US’ decision to re-include Cuba in the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
The minister noted that the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack orchestrated by Al-Qaeda came from Pompeo’s “favorite Middle Eastern destinations; none from Iran.”
Of the 19 plane hijackers involved in the 9/11 attack, 15 were citizens of Saudi Arabia, with the rest coming from UAE, Lebanon, and Egypt.
The Secretary of State added that some Sunni Al-Qaeda operatives have had decades-long connections within the Shi’ite Islamic Republic, although he did not provide any evidence to substantiate any of his claims.
Relations between Washington and Tehran have been particularly strained ever since President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, accusing Iran of secretly violating it.
The USA then went on to reimpose sanctions against Iran, followed by some additional restrictions, as part of its “maximum pressure” campaign.
Iran repeatedly insisted it had followed the deal – something that was confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency at the time. Eventually, Tehran responded to increasing US pressure by gradually reducing its commitments under the accord.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2021.