CIA director to focus on Iran in visit to Israel: Report

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)

CIA director Bill Burns reportedly plans to focus on Iran in his upcoming visit to Israel, where he will meet with David Barnea, the director of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, among others.

The American spymaster is scheduled to arrive in al-Quds on Tuesday to mark his first visit since assuming office, Axios reported.

The Israelis also want to focus on the administration of Ebrahim Raisi, who was recently inaugurated as the new president of Iran.

“The talks will focus on Iran's nuclear program and regional activity, and that Israel hopes to hear more about US policy toward the new Iranian government and a possible return to the 2015 nuclear deal,” read the report.

The director of US Central Intelligence Agency will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other military and intelligence officials.

Burns is later “expected” to stop by in Ramallah to meet with Palestinian intelligence chief Majed Faraj as well as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The CIA has maintained a close cooperation with Mossad in launching cowardly operations against Iran.

Tehran has time and again asserted that it stands ready to defend its interests in the region in the face of an attack by the US or its allies, namely Israel.

The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) recently noted that the Israeli regime’s demise was on the horizon.

“The collapse and fall of the Zionist regime is far beyond a mere aspiration and is a reality, which will be realized in the near future.” Major General Hossein Salami said during meetings with Palestinian officials in Tehran.


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