18 February 2018 - 23:46
News ID: 436488
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Rasa - Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined that the US Central Intelligence Agency's move to develop its Iran Desk to an Iran Mission Center shows Washington's increased hostile attempts against Tehran.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami

RNA - "The US enmities towards the great Iranian nation is rooted in the nation's history and recently the CIA has announced that it has turned the Iran Desk into a Center which shows the depth, volume and extensiveness of the country's hostility towards the Islamic Republic and the nation," General Hatami said, addressing the defense ministry managers in Tehran on Sunday.

 

He stressed the necessity for the Iranian nation to increase their vigilance and preparedness to confront the US plots.

 

Last June, the Central Intelligence Agency established an organization focused exclusively on gathering and analyzing intelligence about Iran, reflecting the Trump administration’s decision to make that country a higher priority target for American spies, according to US officials.

 

The Iran Mission Center will bring together analysts, operations personnel and specialists from across the CIA to bring to bear the range of the agency’s capabilities, including covert action.

 

The CIA didn’t publicly announce the new Iran organization. The agency declined to comment.

 

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is a longtime Iran hawk.

 

Last April, in his first public remarks since taking the helm at the spy agency, Pompeo warned that Iran was “on the march”.

 

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