Iran threat exaggerated by GOP hawks: Rep. Gallego
Tehran (KNA) - US Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego says that the United States has exaggerated what it describes as threats posed by Iran amid escalation of tensions between the two countries.
Gallego, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said he learnt during a classified briefing on Friday that intelligence had been manipulated into exaggerating the so-called threat, The Washington Post reported.
“What I saw was a lot of misinterpretation and wanting conflict coming from the administration and intelligence community,” Gallego told The Post by phone Saturday. “Intel doesn’t show existential threats. Even what it shows, it doesn’t show threats to US interests.”