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Iranian Support for Terrorism: The Shadow War

Recorded on March 8, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Iran is the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism, a factor that has made its nuclear weapons program all the more threatening to a wide variety of nations. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Tehran has seized American diplomats, ordered American hostages to be taken in Lebanon, assassinated Iranian opposition leaders at home and abroad, and supported a stealthy terrorist war against the United States, Israel, and other nations. What are the implications of Iran's longstanding history of terrorism for the Middle East and for U.S. Policy?