Iran setting up terror cells in Africa to attack U.S., Western interests

Iran setting up terror cells in Africa to attack U.S., Western interests
The Iranian posture in Syria. Iran's top terrorist, Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani, rallies Hezbollah and Qods troops in Syria in Oct 2015. (Image via Fox News)

[Ed. – Note that this follows an increasing number of reports on Iran-backed cells plotting terror in Europe, and attempting to enter the U.S.]

The Islamic Republic of Iran is spreading its state-sponsored terrorism to Western African countries to attack the US and Western assets, the British Daily Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

“Iran is setting up a network of terror cells in Africa to attack US and other Western targets in retaliation for Washington’s decision to impose sanctions against Tehran, according to Western security officials,” according to the newspaper. The article by veteran defense and security journalist Con Coughlin said that the “new terror network has been established on the orders of Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force, the elite section of Iran’s Republican Guard Corps that has responsibility for overseas operations.” …

The report noted “Intelligence officials say Iran has been working on the new terror network for the past three years since signing the nuclear deal on freezing its uranium enrichment activities with the US and other major world powers in 2015.”

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