U.S.: Iran Remains Biggest Government Supporter of Terrorism

[AP/International Herald Tribune] Iran continues to be the biggest supporter of terrorism around the world, with elements of its government supporting extremist groups throughout the Middle East, the U.S. State Department says in its annual global survey of terrorism to be released Monday. Iran is the "most active state sponsor" of terror, helping to plan and foment attacks to destabilize Iraq and derail Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. The report says Iran's Revolutionary Guard and intelligence ministry "were directly involved in the planning and support of terrorist acts and continued to exhort a variety of groups, especially Palestinian groups with leadership cadres in Syria and Lebanese Hizbullah, to use terrorism in pursuit of their goals." At the same time, "Iran maintained a high-profile role in encouraging anti-Israeli activity, rhetorically, operationally and financially," the report says.

2007-05-01 01:00:00

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