Iran Is Using a Vast Network to Target Americans, US Intel Says

Iran Is Using a Vast Network to Target Americans, US Intel Says

(FeaturedNews.com) – On March 8, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released the 2022 Annual Threat Assessment. Throughout the report, a top point of concern was intelligence showing Iran is continuing to try to infiltrate the United States and create a network here. The report said the country would continue to threaten Americans and US forces worldwide.

The ODNI calls Iran’s plots to attack the US homeland concerning. It pinpointed the work of Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based terrorist group, which has sleeper agents in the US waiting for the cue to strike.

Shortly after the report’s release, on March 13, Iran claimed responsibility for a missile strike near a US consulate in Iraq. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated terrorist group, may have acted as revenge for Israeli airstrikes in Syria, or it is possible the attack was retaliation for the killing of General Qasse Soleimani in 2020.

Iran has targeted various Trump administration officials for the general’s death, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Iran envoy Brian Hook. The IRGC is also plotting the assassination of former national security adviser John Bolton.

Iran has attempted to harm other Americans as well. There was the kidnapping plot of US journalist Masih Alinejad. The IRGC wanted to bring her to the country despite her US citizenship because she was born there.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is trying to enter into a nuclear deal with Iran that President Trump backed out of in 2018. The White House is pushing for an agreement that would ease sanctions and greatly benefit that country financially, saying it’s in the best interest of the United States to reenter into this deal. Experts question if Iran will use the money to fund terrorist activities.

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