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Pompeo: US Missile Strike in Syria a Message for Iran

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By    |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 08:22 AM

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the missile attack on a Syrian airbase was a signal to Iran that the U.S is prepared to use its military might, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

The U.S. fired 59 missiles at the Syrian base after that nation unleashed a chemical weapons attack. Reports say 36 ISIS fighters were killed in the attack.

Pompeo noted his agency is keeping an eye on Iranian adherence to the nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to the Free Beacon.

"We should all be mindful, given what took place in Syria, and go back and read that JCPOA when it talks about declared facilities and undeclared facilities and how much access (inspectors) will have to each of those two very distinct groups,"

"So that might suggest to you what level of certainty we could ever hope to present to the commander in chief."

"What I mean by that is (the Syrian strike) was a decision-making process that was decisive, thoughtful and truly based on a factual understanding of the geostrategic importance of the things that are facing our nation today.

"We had someone violate the chemical weapons ban. This is not insignificant. So I do think the Iranians ought to take note of the fact that this administration is prepared to engage in activities that are different from what America has been doing these past few years."

And he pointed out Iranian transgressions have increased dramatically since the JCPOA was signed.

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