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

[AFP] Iran remained the world's "most active" state sponsor of terrorism as it tries to build regional influence and drive the U.S. from the Middle East, a U.S. government report said Wednesday. Iran provides aid to Palestinian "terrorist" groups like Hamas, the Lebanese movement Hizbullah, "Iraq-based militants," and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The State Department report added that al-Qaeda and associates "remained the greatest terrorist threat" to the U.S. and its partners, especially now that it has a "safe haven" in Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas.

2008-05-01 01:00:00

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