US-Iran tensions: Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

Outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged Tuesday that arch-enemy Iran has become a new "home base" for Al-Qaeda, surpassing Afghanistan or Pakistan, an assertion mocked by Tehran and questioned by experts. Barely a week before President-elect Joe Biden takes over, Pompeo confirmed a New York Times report that Al-Qaeda's second-in-command was killed last year in Tehran.