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Iran, perceiving threat from West, willing to attack on U.S. soil, U.S. intelligence report finds

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Greg Miller
Washington Post [1]
January 31, 2012

U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, the U.S. spy chief said Tuesday.

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said in prepared testimony that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington that was uncovered last year reflects an aggressive new willingness within the upper ranks of the Islamist republic to authorize attacks against the United States.

That plot “shows that some Iranian officials — probably including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei — have changed their calculus and are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived U.S. actions that threaten the regime,” Clapper said in the testimony, which was submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee in advance of a threat assessment hearing Tuesday. “We are also concerned about Iranian plotting against U.S. or allied interests overseas.”

The assessment signals a potentially dire new direction in the adversarial relationship between the United States and Iran, at a time when there are indications that a covert campaign is already underway to thwart Iran’s alleged ambition to develop a nuclear weapon.

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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iran-is-prepared-to-launch-terrorist-attacks-in-us-intelligence-report-finds/2012/01/30/gIQACwGweQ_story.html

[2] Report: “Intelligence Says There Will Be An Attack on American Soil”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-%e2%80%9cintelligence-says-there-will-be-an-attack-on-american-soil%e2%80%9d.html

[3] Iran’s Concern Over US Attack Plans Could…Provoke US Attack!: http://www.prisonplanet.com/irans-concern-over-us-attack-plans-could-provoke-us-attack.html

[4] Iran ready for nuclear talks with West – report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-ready-for-nuclear-talks-with-west-report.html

[5] Turkish Intelligence Says Iran Plans U.S. Embassy Terror Attacks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkish-intelligence-says-iran-plans-u-s-embassy-terror-attacks.html

[6] Senior U.S. intelligence official: Israel won’t strike Iran before November: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senior-u-s-intelligence-official-israel-wont-strike-iran-before-november.html

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