A new report of the State Department, published on December 1, says that in 2022, Iran will remain the leading country in global terrorism and has financed several terrorist incidents in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. The “Report on Terrorism” says that in the Middle East, Iran still supports Hezbollah, a group that Washington designated as a terrorist group in 1997.
Iran also supplies weapons to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups such as Islamic Jihad and the General Headquarters of the People’s Liberation Front of Palestine, according to the State Department report.
The report says, “these groups are responsible for the deadly attacks that took place in Gaza and Western Karona.” Iran also helps extremist groups in Bahrain, Iraq and Syria, and the Quds Force, which is related to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, supports terrorist organizations with the aim of creating instability in the region, according to the report.
“There is still no decision on the recognition of the Taliban”
In Afghanistan under the eyes of the Taliban, according to the report of the State Department, in 2022, members of Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and other regional terrorist groups were active, although the Taliban undertook to use the territory after the departure of international forces led by the United States in 2021. This country will be prevented from attacking the US and its allies.
The report, among other things, says that the capacity of the Taliban to completely end the activities of Al-Qaeda, the Khorasan branch of the Islamic State group, or the Tehreek-e-Taliban is unknown.
According to the report, the Khorasan branch of the Islamic State group, which is believed to include Central Asians, has carried out terrorist attacks against the Taliban and civilians in Afghanistan in 2022. In particular, this report has acted against members of the Shia community in Afghanistan and carried out cross-border attacks along the border with Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The report emphasized that the authorities in the USA have not yet come to a conclusion whether to recognize the government of the Taliban or not, as it was the Taliban that gave shelter to Ayman Az-Zawahiri, the former leader of Al-Qaeda in Kabul. It was the Americans who discovered and destroyed his hideout in July 2022 air strikes.
Source : Радио Озоди