CIA: Iran is at the centre of problems in the Middle East
by Roni Alasor
Brussels, 19 October 2017 - Middle East Diplomatic (MED) - In a talk with Juan C. Zarate at a Foundation for Defense of Democracies event on Thursday in Washington, the head of CIA Mike Pompeo said that the fanatic mullahs in Iran are at the centre of many of the problems in the Middle East, including the ongoing war on Kurdish city Kirkuk and other regions in Kurdistan.
According to the intelligence director of the CIA, Iran’s influence on Baghdad, a goal of the US is to see the survival of the current Iraqi government added that the president has come to view the threat from Iran is at the centre of so much of the turmoil that bogs us down in lots of places in the Middle East.
With a long list of transgressions, Iran has influence with many groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah, Houthis in Yemen, and Shiite militias, said Pompeo. “You can see the impact that they’re having today in northern Iraq. The threat that they pose to US forces. We had an incident last week” underlined CIA Boss who also confirmed that the Iranian head of terror groups in Middle East Qassem Soleimani was as well in Kurdistan-Kirkuk this week to guideline the Iranian shia terror organisation called hash shabi...