Jerusalem, Feb. 13, 2012 - Both the United States and Israel regard Iran as a state sponsor and main exporter of terrorism. Hamas has fired thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians since 2005 with Iranian support. Hezbollah currently has an arsenal of over 40,000 rockets and missiles in Southern Lebanon.
The State Department notes that “The Quds Force, a branch of the IRGC, is the regime’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad. The Qods Force provides aid in the form of weapons, training, and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups, Lebanese Hizballah, Iraq-based militants, and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.”
Below is a timeline of recent Iranian efforts to support terror:
Feb. 13 - Bombers target Israel embassy workers in the capitals of India and Georgia on Monday, acts which Prime Minister Netanyahu says are Hezbollah and Iran’s doing.
Feb. 8- Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said it won the 2006 conflict with Israel with Iran’s support, a rare public admission of the financial and material aid it receives from the Islamic Republic.
Jan. 31- Iran may launch terrorist attacks on US soil if it feels threatened, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells a Congressional hearing in Washington.
Nov. 29 - A mob storms the British Embassy in Tehran, and the British ambassador said afterward the attack had the support of government officials.
Oct. 13 - An uncovered Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States and blow up the Saudi Arabia and Israel embassies in Washington is unsealed by U.S. authorities. “This really, in the minds of many diplomats and government officials, crosses a line that Iran needs to be held to account for," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says at the time.
April - The U.S. and the EU say that Iran’s Quds Force is providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress revolts in Syria.
July - Wikileaks releases diplomatic cables that reveal Iran’s support of the Taliban, Afghan warloads, and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.