CIA Director Pompeo on Trump's Tweets: 'I've Actually Seen It Help Us'

CIA director Mike Pompeo said he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official warning him the US would hold Tehran accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests in Iraq. In this

CIA director Mike Pompeo said he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official warning him the US would hold Tehran accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests in Iraq. In this

A senior USA official said Tillerson's remarks referred to militia fighters known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and the Quds Force.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has warned Iran against attacking United States "interests" in Iraq, saying the Iranian government will be held responsible for any targeting of U.S. troops.

The director of the Central Intelligence Agency has said that he sent a letter to influential Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani earlier this year, warning him that the United States would respond if Iran-backed forces operating in Iraq attacked its interests in the country.

"I sent a note".

"What we were communicating to him in that letter was that we will hold he and Iran accountable ... and we wanted to make sure that he and the leadership of Iran understood that in a way that was crystal clear".


Pompeo, an opponent of the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord, told the defense forum that Tehran remains in technical compliance with the agreement, which provided Iran with relief from sanctions in exchange for reining in its nuclear program.

Trump has also drawn accusations for stoking tensions with North Korea, after tweeting that he would never call North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "short and fat" in a seemingly sarcastic tweet in November, and taunting the leader as "Rocket Man" after a series of ballistic missile tests by the rogue state.

Richard PompeoTillerson may be out, but Trump is the State Department's real problem Tillerson on reports of ouster: "It's laughable" Meet the Iran hawk who could be Trump's next secretary of State MORE said on Saturday that President Trump's Twitter habits have actually helped his agency gather and understand intelligence.

Pompeo is close to the president and often personally gives President Trump his daily intelligence briefings, according to The Hill.

He said the White House should have a disciplined message and that Trump should use Twitter to advance his policies. "That is, our adversaries responded to those tweets in ways that were helpful to us to understand command and control issues, who is listening to what messages, how those messages are resonating around the world".

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