Pompeo confirmed al-Masri’s death in a broader speech aimed at casting Iran as the new home base for al-Qaeda. His provocative remarks, which were light on specifics, come just days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office with promises to revive U.S.-Iran diplomacy.
Pompeo confirms No. 2 al-Qaeda leader killed in Iran, asserts Tehran giving 'home base' to terror group
Jan 12, 2021