U.S.: Iran Remains Most Active State Sponsor of Terrorism

[AFP] Iran remains the "most active state sponsor of terrorism" in the world, the U.S. government charged Thursday. Iran was lumped with Syria, Sudan and Cuba as terrorism sponsors in the State Department Terrorism Report for 2008. "Iran's involvement in the planning and financial support of terrorist attacks throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia had a direct impact on international efforts to promote peace, threatened economic stability in the Gulf, and undermined the growth of democracy," it said. The Qods Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gave "weapons, training and funding" to Hamas and other Palestinian anti-Israeli groups, Lebanon's Shiite Muslim fundamentalist Hizbullah, as well as Iraq-based militants and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

2009-05-01 06:00:00

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