Iran has been named as the world's top state sponsor of terrorism in an annual report from the US State Department.
In the report released Wednesday, the US accused Iran of undermining various governments in the Middle East, as well as deepening the state of violence in various conflicts in the region, particularly in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Afghanistan.
Iran and its proxy organizations, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthi rebels in Yemen, have been at the forefront of instigating violence in the region, seeking to sow discord and disrupt any chances at peace.
The report added that Iran and the militias it supports now seek to use their battle experience in Syria elsewhere.
Meanwhile, following the defeat of ISIS in Iraq, terrorist attacks have decreased worldwide by 24 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to the report.