Iran remains the most active state sponsor of terrorism (video)
A new State Department report on terrorism threats in countries around the world says that Iran once again, the nation "remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism."
"Elements of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were directly involved in the planning and support of terrorist acts throughout the region and continued to support a variety of groups in their use of terrorism to advance their common regional goals," it says, citing the group's support for Hezbollah, Hamas, Iraq-based militants, and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, reported CNN.
The report says that despite promises to stabilize Iraq, Iran "continued to provide lethal support, including weapons, training, funding, and guidance, to some Iraqi militant groups that target coalition and Iraqi security forces and Iraqi civilians."
"In this way, Iranian government forces have been responsible for attacks on coalition forces. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force continued to provide Iraqi militants with Iranian-produced advanced rockets, sniper rifles, automatic weapons [and] mortars that have killed thousands of coalition and Iraqi Forces," it says.
The report says that Iraq "remained at the center of the war on terror," with al Qaeda in Iraq and other insurgent groups battling coalition and Iraqi forces.