Speaking at a summit hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Thursday, CIA director Mike Pompeo warned that North Korea is close to having the ability to strike the U.S. mainland with an ICBM, and spoke at length about the multi-faceted danger posed by the Iranian regime.

To support President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Pompeo referenced several transgressions from Iran, specifically with their support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah, and other covert activities around the world designed to sow instability and further Iranian influence in places like Iraq and Syria.

x“[President Trump] Asked us to evaluate how we might present a more comprehensive effort to push back against the Quds Force, the IRGC more broadly, and the Iranian regime itself.

“The notion that entry into the JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal) would curtail Iranian adventurism, or their terror threat, or their malignant behavior, has now two years on proven to be fundamentally false.”