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Iran remained the world's "most active" state sponsor of terrorism as it tries to build regional influence and drive the US from the Middle East, a US gov't report said. "Iran remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism," according to the US State Dep't annual report which also called it the "most significant" state sponsor.
The report also listed Syria, North Korea, Cuba and Sudan as state sponsors and said Al-Qaeda and associates "remained the greatest terrorist threat to the West"...
"A critically important element of Iranian national security strategy is its ability to conduct terrorist operations abroad," the report said.
The aim is to protect itself by "deterring United States or Israeli attacks, distracting and weakening the United States, enhancing Iran's regional influence through intimidation, and helping to drive the United States from the Middle East," it said.