#BREAKING
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of #Iran. We ignore this Iran/al-Qaeda nexus at our own peril.

Al-Qaeda has had a relationship with Iran for nearly three decades.
Pompeo:
-#Iran helped al-Qaeda plan the 9/11 attacks.
-Al Qaeda No .2 Abu Mohammed al-Masri was killed in Tehran in August 2020.
-Iran's Intelligence Ministry provides logistical support to al-Qaeda.
-Zawahiri's deputies are living there now very comfortably.
#UPDATE
U.S. imposes counter terrorism sanctions on five people tied to #Iran, designating them each as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
reuters.com/article/us-usa…
My take:

I’m often asked how Iran, being a Shiite-majority country, could have possibly been involved in Al-Qaeda’s September 11, 2001, attacks against the United States.

As always, MSM refuses to properly report on this important topic.
medium.com/freedom-star/l…
First of all, we should take into consideration that #Iran’s regime is known for supporting a conglomerate of Islamic extremist groups, regardless of their Sunni or Shiite backgrounds.
For example, Shiite militias in Iraq, dispatching Shiites from Afghanistan & Pakistan to maintain Shiite Assad in power in Syria.
clarionproject.org/iran-supportin…
#Iran is also known to support Sunni terrorist groups in Palestine, such as Hamas & Islamic Jihad. Tehran has agreed to massively increase its monthly payments to the terror group Hamas in exchange for intelligence on Israeli missile capabilities.
timesofisrael.com/iran-agrees-to…
Now, regarding Iran’s ties with al-Qaeda.
“U.S. intelligence officials and prosecutors have long said Iran formed loose ties to the terror organization starting in 1991, something noted in a 19-page al-Qaida report in Arabic...”
apnews.com/3b50816d482d45…
Former “CIA director Mike Pompeo suggested the al-Qaeda-Iran pact had been an ‘open secret’ during the Obama administration, which had failed to act.”
theatlantic.com/international/…
“Iran provided logistical assistance to al-Qaeda, facilitating travel for some operatives and providing safe houses for others.”
newsweek.com/irans-secret-f…
“Anyone who wants to strike America, #Iran is ready to support him & help him with their frank and clear rhetoric,” AP quotes an Arabic al-Qaeda report from released CIA documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed bin Laden.

(This means Obama knew)
arabnews.com/node/1187461/m…
#Iran has collaborated with Al Qaeda covertly and often by proxy due to the latter's notorious reputation. This covert cooperation began in the early 1990's in Sudan, continued after Al Qaeda relocated to Afghanistan...”

#Terrorism
unitedagainstnucleariran.com/AlQaeda
“Shia Iran offered Sunni militants ‘money, arms’ and ‘training in Hizbollah camps in Lebanon.’

“Iranian intelligence facilitated the travel of some operatives with visas, while sheltering others.”

#Iran
telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/0…
"Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic..."

#Iran
#Terrorism
freebeacon.com/national-secur…
As mentioned before, Obama knew of #Iran’s ties with Al Qaeda and chose to do nothing about it.

This goes alongside a long list of other incentives Obama wholeheartedly provided to Iran’s genocidal regime.
For those interested, I wrote a piece in 2017 about Iran’s ties with al-Qaeda to raise necessary awareness and seek actions. The common narrative pushed by MSM deliberately refuses to pay attention to Iran’s proven role in 9/11.
english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective…

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