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The Iranian Threat to New York City – WSJ

Feb 17th, 2012 investigations

In a February 14, 2012 editorial in the Wall Street Journal, Mitchell Silber, Director of Intelligence for the New York City Police Department, stated that "New York City could be targeted by Iran or Hezbollah."

In his piece, Silber quotes Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who recently stated that Iranian officials "are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived U.S. actions that threaten the regime."  Silber goes on to note that New York City is a prime target because of its large Jewish population and that this is not an idle threat. 

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