(PresidentialHill.com)- Even as President Joe Biden is approaching a new nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. intelligence community is saying that Iran will continue to send threats to Americans, both in a direct way and through various proxies.
At the same time, the intelligence community made an assessment last week that said Iran is continuing to try to develop networks located within America.
Then, on Sunday, the fears were proven true when Iran ultimately claimed responsibility for a barrage of missiles that hit close to a U.S. consulate located in northern Iraq that was under construction. Luckily, there were no casualties reported in the attack.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said that it was trying to attack Israeli targets. The IRGC, which the U.S. has designated as a terrorist group, might have been trying to exact revenue for an airstrike initiated by Israel in Syria that killed two of the group’s commanders.
Media outlets that have been linked to IRGC, though, also said the attack was motivated in part by the killing of General Qassem Soleimani by U.S. forces in 2020. Soleimani was the head of the Quds force with the IRGC.
At the same time all of this is happening, Biden is pushing forward to try to revive talks on a nuclear deal with the terrorist country. If a potential deal is indeed struck, it would give the Iranian government plenty of cash since it would receive relief from sanctions.
The intelligence community believes that if that were to happen, Iran would take that money and spend it on terrorist groups it supports as well as on its own military.
According to the 2022 Annual Threat Assessment released by the intelligence community:
“We assess that Iran will threaten U.S. persons directly and via proxy attacks, particularly in the Middle East. Iran also remains committed to developing networks inside the United States — an objective it has pursued for more than a decade.”
That report was published recently by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. It added that the country “has previously attempted to conduct lethal operations in the United States,” and will likely launch various attacks that target American forces and other Americans who are located not only in the Middle East, but in other parts of the world, too.
It’s not necessarily new information that Iran may be trying to use Hezbollah to launch an attack on the American homeland from within. The terrorist group that is based in Lebanon has sleeper agents and sleeper cells within the U.S., and they’ve had that for years, the intelligence community states.
In fact, it’s possible they are just hanging around, waiting for the call from Iran to attack.
The former director of intelligence analysis at the New York City Police Department, Mitchell Silber, recently told Just the News:
“Based on my experience and recent investigations, it is highly likely that both Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah have ‘sleeper networks and operatives’ in the U.S. that could be activated in the event of the outbreak of hostilities between the U.S. and Iran.
“During my time at the NYPD, we had robust investigations related to both Lebanese Hezbollah and separately Iran. The Iran/Lebanese Hezbollah threat was one that was always at the top of our threat matrix.”