Pompeo describes Iran as “world’s primary state sponsor of terrorism – and anti-Semitism”
Forward of his look on the Home committee of overseas affairs this morning, Mike Pompeo has printed his opening witness assertion, and it’s truthful to say that he doesn’t mince his phrases concerning the Trump administration’s angle to Iran. Amongst different issues he says:
- Iran is the world’s primary state sponsor of terrorism – and anti-Semitism.
- Its forces, and the militias it helps, prop up Syria’s Bashar Assad, undermine democracy in Lebanon and Iraq, and steal humanitarian help in Yemen.
- Iran is liable for downing a civilian airliner in January. 176 individuals have been killed. The regime lied about that tragedy, and nonetheless hasn’t turned over the black field.
- The regime simply rigged an election – but once more denying the Iranian individuals the free and truthful elections they’ve hunted for 41 years.
You’ll be able to learn the complete assertion right here.
Good morning – there’s fairly a bit on the agenda right this moment.
It’s the last full day of campaigning earlier than the South Carolina main, and Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Tom Steyer are all within the state right this moment. Joe Biden has been thought-about the frontrunner within the southernmost state to vote to this point, however he wants a decisive victory over Sanders if he’s to persuade those that his marketing campaign has an opportunity of eclipsing the leftwing senator and making a powerful push for the nomination.
Donald Trump may also be out campaigning in South Carolina. There’s no Republican main, however however he’s attending a rally at 7pm EST in North Charleston. Amy Klobuchar, in the meantime, is visiting Virginia and Tennessee with an eye fixed on Tremendous Tuesday.
We will count on a variety of give attention to the coronavirus. A lot of Trump’s upbeat messaging concerning the outbreak was designed to maintain the markets regular. That method appears to have failed as Wall Avenue and markets around the globe tanked yesterday on fears concerning the virus. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed that two individuals within the US have the coronavirus from person-to-person transmission, fairly than publicity to the illness abroad.
There’s a bunch of huge names showing on the Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC) in Fort Washington, Maryland, simply exterior of Washington DC. Performing White Home chief of employees Mick Mulvaney, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler, Donald Trump Jr, Candace Owens, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and the so-called “Anti-Greta” Naomi Seibt are all showing right this moment. There are periods on what the map of Israel ought to appear to be, how you can combat the left’s “voter fraud machine”, “how the left justifies acts of violence” and the tradition warfare. It ought to be a energetic day. You’ll be able to see the complete line-up right here.
And one other huge draw is that secretary of state Mike Pompeo might be showing earlier than the Home committee on overseas affairs to be grilled on US coverage on Iran and Iraq. You’ll be capable of watch the session right here.