Iran, main supporter of terrorism worldwide

Khamenei supports terrorism
Khamenei supports terrorism

Iranian terrorist regime has supported, funded and ordered dozens of terrorist attacks whether inside Iran, in the Middle East or worldwide, Sky News Network reported Sunday. 

Inside Iran, the Mullah's regime established the Quds Force, an elite group of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The group led by Qassem Soleimani has been involved in terror attacks in the neighboring Arab countries. 

Not only did Iran establish terrorist and extremist groups within its territory, but also founded and financed other sectarian militias, the report added.

It established and supported Hezbollah militias in Lebanon; IMIS and A'asib Ahl al-Haq militias in Iraq, dozens of sectarian militias in Syria; the Houthi militias in Yemen; and Saraya al-Mukhtar and Saraya al-Ashtar in Bahrain.

In 2016, Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari admitted that there were 200,000 Iranian militants operating  abroad. Those militants are mainly operating in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen. 

Decades of terrorism 

One of Iran's most prominent terrorist attacks is the Lebanon hostage crisis in 1982. Hezbollah militias and other Iranian-backed groups were behind the crisis.

The crisis lasted for 10 years when the Lebanese Civil War was "at its height".

104 foreign hostages, mostly Americans and Western Europeans, were kidnapped. At least eight hostages died in captivity; some were murdered, while others died from lack of adequate medical attention to illnesses

In 1983, Iran-allied Hezbollah bombed the US Embassy in Beirut leaving 63 people killed.

In 1986, Iran incited pilgrims to carry out riots during the Hajj season, resulting in a stampede that killed 300 pilgrims.

The Iranian regime was involved in the Riyadh bombings in 2003 that killed 26 Saudi citizens and foreign residents. The attack was ordered by an al-Qaeda leader based in Iran. 

In 2011, the Iranian regime assassinated Saudi diplomat Hassan al-Qahtani in the Pakistani city of Karachi. 

In the same year, the United States foiled an assassination attempt that targeted then Saudi ambassador to Washington and current foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir. 

Last Modified: 06 18 2017 09:41 PM

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