Pompeo also warns the new alliance between Iran and al-Qaeda raises the risk of terror attacks around the world.
He says Western nations could be targeted and the Syrian civil war could yet be exacerbated by al-Qaeda fighters.
“This is a terror organization buried deep inside a nation-state with advanced capabilities,” he says of Iran’s alleged support for the terror group.
“Imagine the threat to America, imagine the threat to Israel, Saudi Arabia.”
He calls it a “massive force for evil all across the world.”
“Let’s not tolerate Iran giving al-Qaeda a second wind,” adds Pompeo, calling for global action.
Pompeo announces sanctions on al-Qaeda leaders based in Iran and others based in the Kurdish region, along with a $7 million award for Abd Al-Rahman Al-Maghrebi.