U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Tuesday, January 12, plans to publicly accuse Iran of cooperating with the terrorist group “Al Qaeda” on the basis of declassified U.S. intelligence documents. It is reported by Reuters, citing sources.
According to their information, Pompeo intends to accuse Tehran of supporting the terrorist group, as well as sheltering its members.
In addition, the U.S. secretary of state may report the details of the elimination of an al-Qaeda leader last August based on U.S. intelligence data.
On November 13, The New York Times wrote that Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, one of the leaders of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, was killed in the Iranian capital.
Earlier, on January 5, the U.S. expanded sanctions against Iran to include several steel companies on the list.
In early December 2020, the U.S. administration put Iran’s representative Hassan Ayroula on the list of individual sanctions against Iran in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, which is currently controlled by the rebel Ansar Allah (Hussites) movement, as well as Iran’s al-Mustafa International University.