U.S. Report: Iran's Support for Terrorism

(U.S. Institute of Peace) Iran was the "leading state sponsor of terrorism," according to the State Department's Country Reports on Terrorism 2021. Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security facilitated a "wide range of terrorist and other illicit activities" in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The Qods Force - the external operations branch of the Revolutionary Guards - provided arms, training and funding to militant groups in Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen. The Islamic Republic also harbored senior al-Qaeda leaders despite the ideological differences between the Shiite theocracy and the Sunni jihadi movement.

2023-04-05 00:00:00

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