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Written by Dana Sanchez

Iran officially became an Islamic Republic on April 1, 1979. Iranians overwhelmingly supported the decision in a referendum. Photo: wikipedia

Iran, a central banker for terrorism?

Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, some members of the international community including the U.S. have accused the government of Iran of sponsoring terrorism. Iran has been “a kind of central banker for terrorism” in Lebanon through Hezbollah, in the Palestinian Territories, “and we have deep concerns about what Iran is doing in the south of Iraq,” said former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Sources: Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. State Department