Mike Pompeo Hurls ‘Assassination’ Charges at Iran, but Nobody Knows What the Hell he’s Talking About
Wednesday May 23, 2018
America’s chief foreign negotiator has a message for Iran: stop assassinating people.
The problem is, nobody from security experts to Iranian dissidents has any idea what the hell he means.
The Guardian picks up the story:
Mike Pompeo’s claim that the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is carrying out 'assassination operations in the heart of Europe' has bewildered security experts and Iranian exiles, who say they are not aware of any evidence for the allegation.Experts told The Guardian there haven’t been any assassinations in which Iran is even considered a suspect, since the early 1990s.
The new US secretary of state referred to the alleged assassinations in his first major speech on Monday, but devoted just a single line to it amid a litany of criticisms of Iranian behaviour, giving no further details.
'Today, the Iranian Quds Force conducts covert assassination operations in the heart of Europe,' Pompeo said, referring to the external operations arm of the Islamic revolutionary guards corps (IRGC).