CIA Chief: "Enormous Consensus" among U.S. Allies to Tackle Iran's Destabilizing Activities

(CNBC) Tom DiChristopher - Tehran supports the U.S.-designated terror group Hizbullah, threatens Israel and Lebanon, and supports Shiite Muslim militias in Iraq, CIA Director Mike Pompeo told the Foundation for Defense of Democracies on Thursday. "It has been far too inexpensive for the Iranians to conduct this adventurism. We should raise the cost of that....To push back against these non-nuclear activities I think is something the president is intent on doing." Pompeo said there is "enormous consensus" among U.S. allies that they should tackle Iran's destabilizing activities. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster told the group that the U.S. needs to expose the Revolutionary Guards' business and financial network. The message to the international business community is "don't do business with the IRGC. Don't enrich the IRGC. Don't enable their murderous campaign. Don't enable their threat to our friends in the region, especially Israel, but also Saudi Arabia and others."

2017-10-20 00:00:00

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