VOA – Outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iran is the new home base for the al-Qaida terrorist group. Analysts paint a more complicated picture but agree Iran has long harbored senior al-Qaida members, noting that Iran will continue to pose a challenge for the incoming Biden administration. With VOA’s Persian Service contributing, VOA Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from Washington.
USCIRF Commissioner: ” Iran’s restrictions place the country among the world’s most notorious religious freedom violators.”
January 16, 2021