Washington 0
29 January 2019

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats presented the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Among its findings was that "Iran continues to present a cyber espionage and attack threat"; that "Iran is not currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device"; that "Iran's ballistic missile programs... continue to pose a threat to countries across the Middle East"; that "Iran almost certainly will continue to develop and maintain terrorist capabilities as an option to deter or retaliate against its perceived adversaries"; that "Iran['s]... intelligence services will continue to target the U.S."; that "Iran's regional ambitions and improved military capabilities almost certainly will threaten U.S. interests in the coming year"; and that "Iran will continue to develop military capabilities that threaten U.S. forces and U.S. allies in the region". 

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