Iran main state sponsor of terror in 2015, US State Department reports

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on student associations who share the Islamic faith to establish a ‘unified anti-US and anti-Zionist front’.
‘By using advanced means of communication and in cyberspace, general campaigns can be formed by Muslim students based on the opposition to the policies of the US and the Zionist regime of Israel so that when needed, millions of young Muslim students create a big movement in the Islamic world,’ he told Tasnim.
Anti-Israel rallies were held across the country on Friday, with protesters condemning the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and chanting ‘death to Israel.’
Tens of thousands of people marched in the capital, Tehran, as part of the al-Quds day rallies held each year on the lThe Islamic Republic of Iran was the main state sponsor of terror in 2015, according to a new report from the U.S. State Department.

8495430906_6ce9dd8bff_oAccording to the report, 2015 saw Iran supporting terror group Hezbollah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various terror groups throughout the Middle East. In 2015, Iran also increased assistance to Iraqi Shia terrorist groups, such as Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), as part of an effort to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, and to support the Assad regime in Syria. Kata’ib Hizballah has been designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States.

The report also found that the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the U.S. did not deter Iran from using the Al-Quds unit of the Revolutionary Guard to advance its foreign policy ambitions.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini responded harshly to the report, saying that Tehran had no intention of cooperating with the “Great Satan” (U.S.) and “evil” Britain. Syria and Sudan were also included as major state sponsors of terror in the report. In a live speech on Iranian state television, reported by World Jewish Congress, Khameini accused the U.S. of not being fully committed to the nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S., and six other major world powers.

According to the state department’s report, Iran has an established track record of providing weapons, training, and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups, such as Palestine Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command. The above-mentioned groups have been responsible for significant civilian casualties as a result of attacks originating in Gaza and the West Bank. Both Tehran and Palestinian terror group Hamas took steps to repair their relations in 2015, which were strained by he Syrian civil war, both sides took steps in 2015 to repair relations. In a November 25, 2015 speech, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Admiral Ali Shamkhani described Palestinian terror attacks on Israeli security forces in the West Bank as a new “Intifada.” Friday of Ramadan. Some protesters trampled the Israeli flag.

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