U.S. sees Iran working to preserve nuclear deal

US intelligence

US intelligence

USA intelligence agencies believe Venezuela's government will ratchet up repression against the country's population this year to contain growing popular discontent, a senior United States official said yesterday.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats this morning is providing the Trump administration's first public assessment before Senate lawmakers of worldwide threats to the United States.

But he said the US doesn't know if Iran will eventually decide to try to build nuclear weapons.

Asked whether they believed the intelligence community's January assessment that Russian Federation was responsible for hacking and leaking information to influence the elections was accurate, all six spy and law enforcement bosses appearing before the panel say "yes".

Coats, a former senator from IN, was nominated as director of national intelligence IN January by the incoming president. The performance of Afghan national security forces will worsen due to weak military leadership, desertions and combat casualties, he predicted.

"In 2017, Russian Federation is likely to be more assertive in global affairs, more unpredictable in its approach to the United States, and more authoritarian in its approach to domestic politics", Coats said in the statement.

"It views the deal as a means to remove sanctions while preserving some nuclear capabilities", Coats said.

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President Donald Trump is now weighing an increase of 3,000 to 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in an effort to stabilize the fight against the Taliban and terror groups there.

The hearing, which included the directors of six US intelligence agencies, covered a broad range of worldwide threats, from Venezuela to Afghanistan.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a Senate panel Thursday he is looking to "streamline" the nation's intelligence community by way of a broad review that may result in cuts.

"Kabul's political dysfunction and ineffectiveness will nearly certainly be the greatest vulnerability to stability in 2017", he wrote.

This has been stated by Daniel Coats, the director of the National Intelligence of the United States, The Economic Times reports. Coats called the Islamic State's branch in Afghanistan only a low-level developing threat to Afghan stability.

He has stressed that Russian Federation will continue to leverage its military support to the Bashar Al-Assad regime to drive a political settlement process in Syria "on their terms".

In the Philippines, the government's push to forge stronger partnerships with other countries have "increased uncertainty" about the future of U.S. -Philippines security ties.

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