Iran is Al-Qaeda’s New Home Base

“Al-Qaeda has a new home base: It is the Islamic Republic of Iran,” announced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday.

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on January 12, 2021. [State Department photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain]

On Tuesday, current U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly charged Iran’s government with aiding and abetting al Qaeda, and allowing the terrorist organization to establish a “home base” in Iran.