Wednesday, October 18th | 28 Tishri 5778

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
June 3, 2017 9:30 am

CIA Names New Iran Chief in Sign of Trump Administration’s Hard Line

avatar by News Editor

Email a copy of "CIA Names New Iran Chief in Sign of Trump Administration’s Hard Line" to a friend

Iranian-backed Shi’a militias pose a growing threat to Israel from Syria and Lebanon. Photo: Iranian government media

He is known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike, nicknames he earned as the Central Intelligence Agency officer who oversaw the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the American drone strike campaign that killed thousands of Islamist militants and hundreds of civilians.

Now the official, Michael D’Andrea, has a new job. He is running the CIA’s Iran operations, according to current and former intelligence officials, an appointment that is the first major sign that the Trump administration is invoking the hard line the president took against Iran during his campaign.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com