BOARD CONCERN OVER IRAN'S TERRORIST ROLE
Last updated: 2003-02-05
The paper prepared by the Community Security Trust and the Board draws attention to Irans role as the leading state sponsor of terrorism. It highlights Irans funding and support for Middle East groups attacking Israel, including Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad as well as the Palestinian Authority.
Board Director General Neville Nagler commented: Iran is a major source of international terrorism. We have accepted the British governments policy of constructive engagement with Iran following the resumption of diplomatic relations. But Iran remains a vicious regime where minority communities suffer harassment and intimidation. Iran has sheltered members of Al Qaeda and instigated terror attacks against Israel and Jewish targets overseas. We call on the British government to condemn Iranian support for and involvement in terrorism.