Wednesday , 16 June 2021

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis says Iran continues to sponsor terrorism

Reuters – Iran is continuing to behave as
an exporter of terrorism and still sponsors militant activity,

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said in London on Friday.
Asked about comments Mattis made in 2012 that the three
primary threats the United States faced were “Iran, Iran, Iran,”
Mattis told reporters that Iran’s behaviour had not changed in
the years since.
“At the time when I spoke about Iran I was a commander of US
central command and that (Iran) was the primary exporter of
terrorism, frankly, it was the primary state sponsor of
terrorism and it continues that kind of behaviour today,” Mattis
said.
(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, William James and Phil Stewart,
writing by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison)
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