US Warns Iran Fueling Potential al-Qaida Resurgence

Voice of America News reports: “Far from potentially fading into obscurity, one of the world’s most feared jihadist terrorist organizations may be poised for a potential resurgence thanks to an unlikely ally. 

Almost two decades after the United States first targeted al-Qaida’s leadership in Afghanistan for carrying out the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the terror group has established a new home, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Tuesday, one he suggested was somewhat sheltered from U.S. military might. 

‘Al-Qaida has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran,’ Pompeo said during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington. 

‘Tehran has allowed al-Qaida to fundraise, to freely communicate with al-Qaida members around the world, and to perform many other functions that were previously directed from Afghanistan or Pakistan,’ Pompeo said…”

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