CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a conference Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal did not permanently cut off Iran’s path to developing nuclear weapons or halt Middle East terrorist activities.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo delivered a speech on Thursday at the University of Texas in which he castigated the Islamic Republic of Iran, calling it a “thuggish police state” and comparing it to the Islamic State.
The following are excerpts of an interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo by Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon senior editor and veteran national security reporter.
The Central Intelligence Agency under President Trump is giving more authority to field operatives and cutting excessive bureaucracy in a bid to boost intelligence operations, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo discussed the potential for fomenting an insurrection against the Kim Jong Un regime in North Korea with a high-level defector, according to U.S. intelligence officials.
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.