Hassan Abbasi, a high-ranking official with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO – 10 June 2017: Hassan Abbasi, a high-ranking official with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), boasted about his country’s support to tourism in a video that has gone viral on social media.
“We are proud that the terrorists outside Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah are our achievements,” Abbasi said. “We can terrorize the infidels and God’s enemies and make them live in anxiety and fear … We are proud of this terrorism,” he added.
Iran has been labeled as one of the biggest states supporting terrorism. During the Arab Islamic American Summit in May, Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz referred to the Iranian Revolution as the “spearhead of terrorism.” “The Iranian regime is spreading sectarianism, in collaboration with other allied groups,” the king stated, adding that “Al-Qaeda, Daesh [Islamic State group] and Iran promote terrorism.”