(JTA) – Iran’s funding of terrorism “remained undiminished” in 2014, according to a new U.S. government report.
Country Reports on Terrorism 2014, released by the State Department last Friday, said Iran continued its “terrorist-related” activity through its support for Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and various groups in Iraq and elsewhere. The report also said Iran increased its assistance to Shia militias in Iraq in response to the rise of ISIS.
According to the report, Iran attempted to smuggle weapons to Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas, which the United States regards as a terrorist group.
The report comes as Iran and the major world powers enter the final stages of negotiating a complex accord to address the country’s nuclear program.