CIA Director Says Syria Missile Strike a Message for Tehran

Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield last week signaled Iran the United States is prepared to use force to protect American interests.

In his first public remarks since taking over the intelligence agency, Pompeo also criticized the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, labeling the group a “hostile, non-government, intelligence service” and calling its founder, Julian Assange, a celebrity-seeking narcissist.