US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo He was indicted on Tuesday IranIt is the “new base” of the al-Qaeda jihadi network, which the AFP says is “more dangerous” than it was in Afghanistan during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
In a speech in Washington eight days before the end of President Donald Trump’s term, Mike Pompeo officially confirmed the first assassination of al Qaeda number two Abdullah Ahmed on the streets of Tehran in August. Abdullah, or Abu Muhammad al-Masri. The New York Times reported in November that he had been shot dead by Israeli agents during an undercover operation ordered by the United States.
The US Secretary of State did not specify the circumstances of the death and did not confirm Israeli or US involvement. But he used the latest incident to support allegations of links between Shia Iran and the Sunni Islamic network founded by Osama bin Laden, which are often controversial or underestimated by many experts.
“Al-Qaeda has a new base: this is the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he told the National Press. As a result – the evil creation of bin Laden is going to strengthen and increase its operational mechanisms. If we ignore this Iran / Al Qaeda axis, it is at our own risk. We need to identify her. We have to face it. We have to defeat it, ”he said.
According to him, this speech was actually built by the Coalition in parallel with the negotiations, exactly in 2015, at the forefront of the “maximum pressure” policy against Tehran, which led to Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United Nations from Iran in 2018.
At the time, he promised to release “new information to the public” that “Iran has decided to allow Al Qaeda to establish a new operational headquarters”, which “complies” with the rules of Iran.
The US Secretary of State has announced sanctions against the leaders of the “Iran-based” jihadi network, Mohammed Abde, or Abdurrahman al-Maghrebi, and Sultan Youssef Hassan al-Arif. A reward of up to seven million dollars has been set for the discovery and identification of al-Maqrabi.