US Secretary of State says terror org. behind 9/11 has found a safe haven in Iran to regain its strength.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Tuesday that the al Qaeda terrorist organization is using Iran as its new home base from which to launch terrorist attacks around the world.

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Pompeo noted the assassination in Iran last summer of Abu Muhammad al-Masri, al Qaeda's number two leader, publicly acknowledging the assassination for the first time.

"Today I can confirm, for the first time, his death on August 7 of last year," Pompeo said. "The [New York] Times wrote: 'That he had been living in Iran was surprising given that Iran and al Qaeda are bitter enemies.' They could not be more wrong." Read more at Arutz-7