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"State Sponsors of Terrorism" is a designation applied by the United States Department of State to countries which the Department alleges to have "repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism".[1][2] Inclusion on the list imposes strict unilateral sanctions. The countries currently on the list are Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. The list began on December 29, 1979, with Libya, Iraq, South Yemen, and Syria. Cuba
Cuba
was added to the list on March 1, 1982, and Iran
Iran
on January 19, 1984. Later North Korea
North Korea
in 1988 and Sudan
Sudan
on August 12, 1993, were added. South Yemen
South Yemen
was removed from the list in 1990, Iraq was removed twice in 1982 and 2004, Libya
Libya
was removed in 2006, and Cuba
Cuba
was removed in 2015. North Korea
North Korea
was removed in 2008, but was re-added to the list again in 2017.[3]

Contents

1 Countries currently on the list

1.1 Iran 1.2 North Korea 1.3 Sudan 1.4 Syria

2 Countries that have been removed

2.1 Cuba 2.2 Iraq 2.3 Libya 2.4 South Yemen

3 Timeline of the list 4 Sanctions 5 Terrorist safe havens

5.1 Pakistan

6 See also 7 Footnotes 8 References

Countries currently on the list[edit] Iran[edit] Iran
Iran
was added to the list on January 19, 1984. According to Country Reports on Terrorism
Terrorism
2013:[4]

“ Overview: Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
Terrorism
in 1984, Iran continued its terrorist-related activity, including support for Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and for Hizballah. It has also increased its presence in Africa and attempted to smuggle arms to Houthi separatists in Yemen
Yemen
and Shia oppositionists in Bahrain. Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and its regional proxy groups to implement foreign policy goals, provide cover for intelligence operations, and create instability in the Middle East. The IRGC-QF is the regime’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad. Iran
Iran
views Syria
Syria
as a crucial causeway in its weapons supply route to Hizballah, its primary beneficiary. In 2013, Iran
Iran
continued to provide arms, financing, training, and the facilitation of Iraqi Shia fighters to the Assad regime’s brutal crackdown, a crackdown that has resulted in the death of more than 100,000 civilians in Syria. Iran has publicly admitted sending members of the IRGC to Syria
Syria
in an advisory role. There are reports indicating some of these troops are IRGC-QF members and that they have taken part in direct combat operations. In February, senior IRGC-QF commander Brigadier General Hassan Shateri was killed in or near Zabadani, Syria. This was the first publicly announced death of a senior Iranian military official in Syria. In November, IRGC-QF commander Mohammad Jamalizadeh Paghaleh was also killed in Aleppo, Syria. Subsequent Iranian media reports stated that Paghaleh was volunteering in Syria
Syria
to defend the Sayyida Zainab mosque, which is located in Damascus. The location of Paghaleh’s death, over 200 miles away from the mosque he was reported to be protecting, demonstrated Iran’s intent to mask the operations of IRGC-QF forces in Syria. Iran
Iran
has historically provided weapons, training, and funding to Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups, including the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), although Hamas’s ties to Tehran have been strained due to the Syrian civil war. Since the end of the 2006 Israeli-Hizballah conflict, Iran
Iran
has also assisted in rearming Hizballah, in direct violation of UNSCR 1701. Iran
Iran
has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in support of Hizballah in Lebanon and has trained thousands of its fighters at camps in Iran. These trained fighters often use these skills in support of the Assad regime in Syria. Despite its pledge to support Iraq’s stabilization, Iran
Iran
trained, funded, and provided guidance to Iraqi Shia militant groups. The IRGC-QF, in concert with Hizballah, provided training outside of Iraq as well as advisors inside Iraq
Iraq
for Shia militants in the construction and use of sophisticated improvised explosive device technology and other advanced weaponry. Similar to Hizballah fighters, many of these trained Shia militants then use these skills to fight for the Assad regime in Syria, often at the behest of Iran. On January 23, 2013, Yemeni authorities seized an Iranian dhow, the Jihan, off the coast of Yemen. The dhow was carrying sophisticated Chinese antiaircraft missiles, C-4 explosives, rocket-propelled grenades, and a number of other weapons and explosives. The shipment of lethal aid was likely headed to Houthi separatists in Northern Yemen. Iran
Iran
actively supports members of the Houthi movement, including activities intended to build military capabilities, which could pose a greater threat to security and stability in Yemen
Yemen
and the surrounding region. In late April 2013, the Government of Bosnia declared two Iranian diplomats, Jadidi Sohrab and Hamzeh Dolab Ahmad, persona non grata after Israeli intelligence reported they were members of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security. One of the two men had been spotted in India, Georgia, and Thailand, all of which were sites of a simultaneous bombing campaign in February 2012, according to Israeli intelligence. Both diplomats were subsequently expelled from Bosnia. On December 29, 2013, the Bahraini Coast Guard interdicted a speedboat filled with weapons and explosives that was likely bound for Shia oppositionists in Bahrain, specifically the 14 February Youth Coalition (14 FYC). Bahraini authorities accused the IRGC-QF of providing opposition militants with explosives training in order to carry out attacks in Bahrain. The interdiction led to the discovery of two weapons and explosives cache sites in Bahrain, the dismantling of a car bomb, and the arrest of 15 Bahraini nationals.

North Korea[edit] North Korea
North Korea
was added in 1988, following the 1987 bombing of a South Korean air flight landing near Myanmar
Myanmar
and re-listed again in 2017.[5] On June 26, 2008, President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
announced that he would remove North Korea
North Korea
from the list. On October 11, the country was officially removed from the list for meeting all nuclear inspection requirements. The North was initially added because it sold weapons to terrorist groups[6] and gave asylum to Japanese Communist League-Red Army Faction members. The country is also responsible for the Rangoon bombing and the bombing of Korean Air Flight 858. According to Country Reports on Terrorism: April 30, 2007:[7]

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was not known to have sponsored any terrorist acts since the bombing of a Korean Airlines flight in 1987. The DPRK continued to harbor four Japanese Red Army members who participated in a jet hijacking in 1970. The Japanese government continued to seek a full accounting of the fate of the 12 Japanese nationals believed to have been abducted by DPRK state entities; five such abductees have been repatriated to Japan
Japan
since 2002. In the February 13, 2007 Initial Actions Agreement, the United States agreed to "begin the process of removing the designation of the DPRK as a state-sponsor of terrorism.

Terrorology specialist Gus Martin, writes in his university-level textbook, Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, perspectives and issues that “it is important to note that the State Department’s list includes countries that have significantly reduced their involvement in terrorism, such as North Korea
North Korea
and Cuba. For example North Korea was at one time quite active in attacking South Korean interests. In November 1987, North Korean operatives apparently destroyed Korean Airlines Flight 858, which exploded in Myanmar
Myanmar
(Burma), The North Korea government has since renounced its sponsorship of terrorism.”[8] The U.S State Department said it made the decision as Pyongyang had agreed to the verification of all of its nuclear programs, etc. In April 13, 2009, Pyongyang agreed to dismantle the Yongbyon
Yongbyon
facility as part of an aid-for-disarmament deal, and in response, the US removed North Korea
North Korea
from its terrorism blacklist. Despite requests from the South Korea government to put North Korea
North Korea
back on the list after it sunk the Navy ship the ROKS Cheonan in 2010, the Obama administration stated that it will not do so because the act was conducted by only the North Korean military and was thus not an act of terror.[9] However, following the incident, the Obama administration also stated that it would now closely monitor North Korea
North Korea
for signs for a return to international terrorism.[9] US State Department spokesman P.J Crowley also said that returning North Korea
North Korea
to the list was under continual review.[9] Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
stated that she was considering renaming North Korea
North Korea
on the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism.[10] As of 2011[update], North Korea, unlike the other countries removed and the designated state sponsor of terrorism Sudan, is still listed as not fully cooperating with the United States
United States
to reduce terrorism.[11] In February 2017, following the alleged state-sponsored murder of Kim Jong-nam (Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother) using the nerve agent VX (banned under the international Chemical Weapons Convention, a convention which the North Korean government has not signed), pressure has been placed on the Trump administration
Trump administration
to revoke Bush's lifting of sanctions[5] but in April, the US politicians backed a bill to reinstate North Korea
North Korea
as a state sponsor of terror following the 2017 Shayrat missile strike
2017 Shayrat missile strike
in Syria, which North Korea
North Korea
viciously condemned.[12] In August of the same year, the nation launched a missile that flew over Hokkaido, Japan, promoting severe condemnation from other states. In September, the parents of Otto Warmbier, who had died after being imprisoned in the nation, stated that they want North Korea to be relisted for his apparent murder.[13] In addition, the nation regularly aids Islamic terrorists through training and selling weapons. The nation is enemies with Israel
Israel
and backs Hamas, a group classified as a terrorist organization by western nations and Japan, in all conflicts between them, and Hamas, in return, supports North Korea
North Korea
in the ongoing Korean conflict.[14] North Korea has close ties to Iran
Iran
and Syria, who are also blacklisted nations.[15] On November 20, 2017, President Trump officially announced re-listing North Korea
North Korea
as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.[3] Sudan[edit] Sudan
Sudan
was added to the list on August 12, 1993. According to Country Reports on Terrorism
Terrorism
2013:[4]

“ Overview: Sudan
Sudan
was designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
Terrorism
in 1993. In 2013, the Government of Sudan
Sudan
remained a generally cooperative counterterrorism partner and continued to take action to address threats to U.S. interests and personnel in Sudan. Elements of al-Qa’ida (AQ)-inspired terrorist groups remained in Sudan. The Government of Sudan
Sudan
has taken steps to limit the activities of these elements, and has worked to disrupt foreign fighters’ use of Sudan
Sudan
as a logistics base and transit point for terrorists going to Mali, Syria, and Afghanistan. However, groups continued to operate in Sudan
Sudan
in 2013 and there continued to be reports of Sudanese nationals participating in terrorist organizations. For example, regional media outlets alleged one Sudanese national was part of an al-Shabaab terrorist cell that attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in September. There was also evidence that Sudanese violent extremists participated in terrorist activities in Somalia and Mali. In 2013, Sudan
Sudan
continued to allow members of Hamas
Hamas
to travel, fundraise, and live in Sudan. The UN and NGOs reported in 2013 that the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is likely operating in the disputed Kafia Kingi area, claimed by Sudan
Sudan
and South Sudan, in close proximity to Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). At year’s end, the United States
United States
continued to engage the Government of Sudan, the AU, and the UN to evaluate these reports. The kidnapping of foreigners for ransom in Darfur continued, although no U.S. citizens were kidnapped in 2013. These kidnappings have hindered humanitarian operations in Darfur. Abductees have been released unharmed amid rumors of ransoms having been paid. In 2013, the United States
United States
continued to pursue justice for the January 1, 2008 killing of two U.S. Embassy employees. At the end of the year, the Sudanese Supreme Court was deliberating on an appeal filed by defense attorneys of the three remaining men convicted of the two murders, requesting that their death sentences be commuted. In February 2013, one of five men convicted of aiding the 2010 escape attempt by the four convicted killers received a presidential commutation of his remaining sentence. Government of Sudan
Sudan
authorities explained his release was part of a broad administrative parole affecting 200 other prisoners who had served some portion of their sentences with good behavior. U.S. officials protested the commutation and urged the Government of Sudan
Sudan
authorities to imprison the convicted accomplice for the full 12 years of his sentence. In 2013, the U.S. Department of State designated three of the individuals who participated in the January 1, 2008 killings – Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhasan Haj Hamad, Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed, and Abd Al-Ra’Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza – as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224. In 2013, Sudanese authorities continued to prosecute 25 individuals detained during a raid in December 2012 on what the Government of Sudan
Sudan
described as a terrorist training camp operating in Dinder National Park. The so-called “Dinder cell” as of December was still awaiting trial on charges of terrorism and murder stemming from the deaths of several police involved in the December 2012 raid. At least one fringe party, Just Peace Forum, has called upon President Bashir to pardon members of the “Dinder Cell,” but the court cases were still ongoing at the end of the year. One trial judge from the country’s terrorism court remanded several cases back to the attorney general for additional interrogations. The Government of Sudan
Sudan
has made some progress in opposing terrorist financing, although members of Hamas
Hamas
are permitted to conduct fundraising in Sudan. The Central Bank of Sudan
Sudan
and its financial intelligence unit circulate to financial institutions a list of individuals and entities that have been included on the consolidated list of the UNSC 1267/1989 (al-Qa’ida) Sanctions Committee, as well as the U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations and E.O. lists. The financing of terrorism per UNSCR 1373 (2001) was criminalized in Sudan
Sudan
pursuant to Sudan’s Money Laundering Act of 2003. Sudan
Sudan
is generally responsive to international community concerns about counterterrorism efforts. Sudan’s vast, mostly unmonitored borders with Libya, Chad, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea hampered counterterrorism efforts. Nonetheless, in recent years Sudan
Sudan
has forged increasingly stronger relations with its neighbors. For example, in December 2013, Government of Sudan
Sudan
law enforcement authorities hosted a regional workshop on counterterrorism initiatives under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s program for security sector reform.

Syria[edit] Syria
Syria
was added to the list on December 29, 1979. According to Country Reports on Terrorism
Terrorism
2013:[4]

“ Overview: Designated in 1979 as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, the Assad regime continued its political support to a variety of terrorist groups affecting the stability of the region and beyond, even amid significant internal unrest. The regime continued to provide political and weapons support to Hizballah and continued to allow Iran
Iran
to rearm the terrorist organization. The Assad regime’s relationship with Hizballah and Iran
Iran
continued to grow stronger in 2013 as the conflict in Syria
Syria
continued. President Bashar al-Assad remained a staunch defender of Iran's policies, while Iran
Iran
has exhibited equally energetic support for Syrian regime efforts to defeat the Syrian opposition. Statements supporting terrorist groups, particularly Hizballah, were often in Syrian Government speeches and press statements. The Syrian Government had an important role in the growth of terrorist networks in Syria
Syria
through the permissive attitude the Assad regime took towards al-Qa’ida’s foreign fighter facilitation efforts during the Iraq
Iraq
conflict. Syrian Government awareness and encouragement for many years of violent extremists’ transit through Syria
Syria
to enter Iraq, for the purpose of fighting Coalition Troops, is well documented. Syria
Syria
was a key hub for foreign fighters en route to Iraq. Those very networks were the seedbed for the violent extremist elements that terrorized the Syrian population in 2013. As part of a broader strategy during the year, the regime has attempted to portray Syria
Syria
itself as a victim of terrorism, characterizing all of its armed opponents as "terrorists". Assad’s government has continued to generate significant concern regarding the role it plays in terrorist financing. Industry experts reported that 60 percent of all business transactions were conducted in cash and that nearly 80 percent of all Syrians did not use formal banking services. Despite Syrian legislation that required money changers to be licensed by the end of 2007, many continued to operate illegally in Syria's vast black market, estimated to be as large as Syria's formal economy. Regional hawala networks remained intertwined with smuggling and trade-based money laundering, and were facilitated by notoriously corrupt customs and immigration officials. This raised significant concerns that some members of the Syrian Government and the business elite were complicit in terrorist finance schemes conducted through these institutions. In 2013, the United States
United States
continued to closely monitor Syria’s proliferation-sensitive materials and facilities, including Syria’s significant stockpile of chemical weapons, which the United States assesses remains under the Asad regime’s control. Despite the progress made through the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon’s Executive Council and UNSC Resolution 2118 (2013) to dismantle and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons program, there continues to be significant concern, given ongoing instability in Syria, that these materials could find their way to terrorist organizations. The United States
United States
is coordinating closely with a number of like-minded nations and partners to prevent Syria’s stockpiles of chemical and advanced conventional weapons from falling into the hands of violent extremists.

Countries that have been removed[edit] Cuba[edit] Cuba
Cuba
was added to the list on March 1, 1982. According to the United States
United States
of America, Cuba
Cuba
has a history of supporting revolutionary movements in Spanish speaking countries and Africa. "Havana openly advocates armed revolution as the only means for leftist forces to gain power in Latin America, and the Cubans have played an important role in facilitating the movement of men and weapons into the region. Havana provides direct support in the form of training, arms, safe havens, and advice to a wide variety of guerrilla groups. Many of these groups engage in terrorist operations." Cuba "encouraged terrorism in the hope of provoking indiscriminate violence and repression, in order to weaken government legitimacy and attract new converts to armed struggle" In 1992, after the Soviet collapse, Fidel Castro stressed that his country’s support for insurgents abroad was a thing of the past.[16] According to Country Reports on Terrorism
Terrorism
2010: August 18, 2011:[17]

“ Designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism
Terrorism
in 1982, the Government of Cuba
Cuba
maintained a public stance against terrorism and terrorist financing in 2010, but there was no evidence that it had severed ties with elements from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
(FARC) and recent media reports indicate some current and former members of the Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) continue to reside in Cuba. Available information suggested that the Cuban government maintained limited contact with FARC members, but there was no evidence of direct financial or ongoing material support. In March, the Cuban government allowed Spanish Police to travel to Cuba
Cuba
to confirm the presence of suspected ETA members. Cuba
Cuba
has been used as a transit point by third-country nationals looking to enter illegally into the United States. The Government of Cuba
Cuba
is aware of the border integrity and transnational security concerns posed by such transit and investigated third country migrant smuggling and related criminal activities. In November, the government allowed representatives of the Transportation Security Administration to conduct a series of airport security visits throughout the island. Regional and International Cooperation: Cuba did not sponsor counterterrorism initiatives or participate in regional or global operations against terrorists in 2010. ”

On December 17, 2014, an agreement to restore relations with Cuba
Cuba
was reached, the President has instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch a review of Cuba's inclusion on the list, and provide a report to the President within six months regarding Cuba’s alleged support for international terrorism.[18] Obama announced on April 14, 2015, that Cuba
Cuba
was being removed from the list.[19] Cuba would not come off the list until after a 45-day review period, during which the U.S. Congress could try blocking Cuba's removal via a joint resolution.[20] Congress did not act, and Cuba
Cuba
was officially removed from the list on May 29, 2015.[21] Iraq[edit]

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Iraq
Iraq
was added to the list on December 29, 1979, and removed in 1982 to allow US companies to sell arms to it[citation needed] while it was fighting Iran
Iran
in the Iran– Iraq
Iraq
War; it was re-added following its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. The State Department's reason for including Iraq
Iraq
was that it provided bases to the Mujahedin-e-Khalq
Mujahedin-e-Khalq
(MEK), the Kurdistan Workers Party
Kurdistan Workers Party
(PKK), the Palestine Liberation Front
Palestine Liberation Front
(PLF), and the Abu Nidal organization (ANO). It was again removed following the 2003 invasion and the overthrow of the government of Saddam Hussein. Following the invasion, US sanctions applicable to "state sponsors of terrorism" against Iraq
Iraq
were suspended on May 7, 2003, and President Bush announced the removal of Iraq
Iraq
from the list on September 25, 2004. This is due to the fall back of the Iraqi rebels. Libya[edit] Libya
Libya
was added on December 29, 1979. On May 15, 2006, the United States
United States
announced that Libya
Libya
would be removed from the list after a 45-day wait period.[22] Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice
explained that this was due to "...Libya's continued commitment to its renunciation of terrorism".[23] There is no evidence that Libya
Libya
was, is a state sponsor of terrorism from 2011 - 2017. There is no official state that has officially sponsored terrorist activity, in fact, the official state is fragmented into 3 - 6 different states. Each state has its own government. Due to the ongoing civil war of 2011, and the political divide, Libya, security wise is dangerous. However, sponsorship of terrorism is a subjective subject. The attack on the US embassy in Benghazi in 2012, was carried out by an Extremist Islamist militia group known as Ansar Al Sharia. This group is not officially part of any larger state authority, and is not recognized as one. In fact, it is recognized as a criminal organization by the wider Libyan public. Traveling to Libya
Libya
is ill-advised, however there still is a presence of Foreign nationals working in Libya. South Yemen[edit] South Yemen
South Yemen
was added to the list on December 29, 1979. It had been branded a sponsor of terrorism due to its support for several left-wing terrorist groups[citation needed]. South Yemen
South Yemen
was dropped from the list in 1990 after it merged with the Yemen
Yemen
Arab Republic (North Yemen), to become Yemen. Timeline of the list[edit]

Timeline of the "State Sponsors of Terrorism" list

1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s (decade) 2010s

9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

 Syria

 Libya

 Iraq

 Iraq

 South Yemen

 Cuba

 Iran

 North Korea

 North Korea

 Sudan

Sanctions[edit] The sanctions which the US imposes on countries on the list are:

A ban on arms-related exports and sales. Controls over exports of dual-use items, requiring 30-day Congressional notification for goods or services that could significantly enhance the terrorist-list country's military capability or ability to support terrorism. Prohibitions on economic assistance. Imposition of miscellaneous financial and other restrictions, including:

Requiring the United States
United States
to oppose loans by the World Bank
World Bank
and other international financial institutions; Lifting diplomatic immunity to allow families of terrorist victims to file civil lawsuits in U.S. courts; Denying companies and individuals tax credits for income earned in terrorist-listed countries; Denial of duty-free treatment of goods exported to the United States; Authority to prohibit any U.S. citizen from engaging in a financial transaction with a terrorist-list government without a Treasury Department license; and Prohibition of Defense Department contracts above $100,000 with companies controlled by terrorist-list states.[7] From January 2016, some of the countries listed were included in a separate exclusion the Visa Waiver Program. The (VWP) does not apply where a person has previously traveled to these countries on or after 1 March 2011 or for those who remain nationals of those countries in addition to the nationality that would otherwise entitle them to a visa waiver. Instead, they are now required to go through the process to obtain a visa.[24] Certain categories such as diplomats, military, journalists, humanitarian workers or legitimate businessmen may have their visa requirement waived by the Secretary of Homeland Security.[25] Under the Trump administration, citizens of these countries face partial entry restrictions to the United States
United States
under Presidential Proclamation 9645 of the Executive Order 13780. The order is partially in force as of December 4, 2017, pending legal challenges.

Entry of all North Korean and Syrian nationals into the United States as immigrant and non-immigrant are currently suspended. Entry of all Iranian nationals into the United States
United States
as immigrant and non-immigrant are currently suspended unless they have valid student visas (F, M-1, and M-2 visas) or exchange visitor visas (J-1 and J-2 visas), but may be subject to enhanced screening. Travel restrictions imposed by the United States
United States
on citizens of Sudan were removed under Presidential Proclamation 9645. Unlike the previous executive order, these restrictions are conditional and can be lifted if those countries meet the required security standards set up by the United States.

Terrorist safe havens[edit] The U.S. Country Reports on Terrorism
Terrorism
also describes "Terrorist safe havens" which "described in this report include ungoverned, under-governed, or ill-governed physical areas where terrorists are able to organize, plan, raise funds, communicate, recruit, train, transit, and operate in relative security because of inadequate governance capacity, political will, or both".[26] Pakistan[edit] In the U.S. Annual report published in July 2017, which was mandated by the Congress titled "Country Report on Terrorism", the State Department listed Pakistan
Pakistan
among the nations and regions providing “safe havens” to terrorists. It stated that terror groups like the LeT and JeM continue to operate, train, organise and fundraise inside the country in 2016.[27][28] “ Pakistan
Pakistan
did not take sufficient action against other externally focused groups, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba
Lashkar-e-Taiba
(LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in 2016, which continued to operate, train, organise, and fundraise in Pakistan,” the report said. It further said India continue to experience cross-border attacks, “including by Maoist insurgents and Pakistan-based terrorists”.[29][30] See also[edit]

Terrorism
Terrorism
portal

United States
United States
and state-sponsored terrorism Iran
Iran
and state-sponsored terrorism Axis of evil Rogue state United States
United States
embargoes U.S. State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations Executive Order 13769
Executive Order 13769
and 13780

Footnotes[edit]

^ 22 U.S.C. § 2656f ^ "State Sponsors of Terrorism". United States
United States
Department of State. n.d. Archived from the original on June 10, 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2009.  ^ a b Michael D. Shear; David E. Sanger (20 November 2017). "Trump Returns North Korea
North Korea
to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 November 2017.  ^ a b c "Chapter 3: State Sponsors of Terrorism
Terrorism
Overview".  ^ a b Richard C. Paddock, Choe Sang-hun & Nicholas Wade, In Kim Jong-nam’s Death, North Korea
North Korea
Lets Loose a Weapon of Mass Destruction, New York Times (February 24, 2017). ^ "State Sponsors: North Korea". Council on Foreign Relations.  ^ a b "Chapter 3: State Sponsors of Terrorism
Terrorism
Overview". United States Department of State. 2006. Retrieved June 9, 2009.  ^ Martin, Gus (2006). Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives and Issues. Sage Publications. p. 83.  ^ a b c "US: North Korean Ship Attack Violated Armistice, Not Act of Terrorism". Voice of America. June 27, 2010.  ^ "Clinton Says North Korea
North Korea
Could Return to Terror List". The Boston Globe. June 8, 2009.  ^ Sullivan, Mark P.; Beittel, June S. (August 15, 2014). Latin America: Terrorism
Terrorism
Issues (PDF) (Report). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved April 16, 2015.  ^ "US deploys warships to Korean peninsula". April 9, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2017 – via www.bbc.com.  ^ "Otto Warmbier's parents break silence on son's death". Retrieved November 5, 2017.  ^ " Hamas
Hamas
thanks N. Korea for its support against 'Israeli occupation'". Retrieved November 5, 2017.  ^ Hughes, Chris (August 11, 2017). " North Korea
North Korea
crisis could increase risk of larger attacks from ISIS". Retrieved November 5, 2017.  ^ Sullivan, Mark P. (May 12, 2005). Cuba
Cuba
and the State Sponsors of Terrorism
Terrorism
List (PDF) (Report). Congressional Research Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 24, 2010.  ^ "Chapter 3: State Sponsors of Terrorism". United States
United States
Department of State. July 31, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2013.  ^ "Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba" (Press release). White House Office of the Press Secretary. December 17, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2015.  ^ Pace, Julie (April 14, 2015). "Obama Removes Cuba
Cuba
from State Sponsor of Terror List". ABC News. Associated Press. Retrieved April 15, 2015.  ^ Archibold, Randal C.; Davis, Julie Hirschfeld (April 14, 2015). "Obama Endorses Removing Cuba
Cuba
From Terrorism
Terrorism
List". The New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2015.  ^ Wall, Katie (May 29, 2015). "U.S. Officially Removes Cuba
Cuba
From State Sponsors of Terrorism
Terrorism
List". NBC News. Retrieved May 29, 2015.  ^ Labott, Elise (May 15, 2006). "U.S. to Restore Relations with Libya". CNN. Retrieved June 9, 2009.  ^ "Powell Names State Sponsors of Terrorism". United States
United States
Embassy in Jarkarta. Retrieved June 9, 2009.  ^ "DHS Announces Further Travel Restrictions for the Visa Waiver Program - Homeland Security".  ^ " United States
United States
Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program - Homeland Security".  ^ "Chapter 5: Terrorist Safe Havens (Update to 7120 Report)". United States Department of State. 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2017.  ^ "Country Reports on Terrorism
Terrorism
2016". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2017-07-19.  ^ "US lists Pakistan
Pakistan
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Pakistan
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References[edit]

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participants Afghanistan Northern Alliance Iraq
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(Iraqi Armed Forces) NATO Pakistan United Kingdom United States European Union Philippines Ethiopia

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al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Abu Sayyaf Anwar al-Awlaki Al-Shabaab Boko Haram Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami Hizbul Mujahideen Islamic Courts Union Islamic State of Iraq
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and the Levant Jaish-e-Mohammed Jemaah Islamiyah Lashkar-e-Taiba Taliban Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

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War in Afghanistan OEF – Philippines Georgia Train and Equip Program Georgia Sustainment and Stability OEF – Horn of Africa OEF – Trans Sahara Drone strikes in Pakistan

Other

Operation Active Endeavour Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present) Insurgency in the North Caucasus Moro conflict
Moro conflict
in the Philippines Iraq
Iraq
War Iraqi insurgency Operation Linda Nchi Terrorism
Terrorism
in Saudi Arabia War in North-West Pakistan War in Somalia (2006–09) 2007 Lebanon conflict al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen Korean conflict

See also

Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse Axis of evil Black sites Bush Doctrine Clash of Civilizations Cold War Combatant Status Review Tribunal Criticism of the War on Terror Death of Osama bin Laden Enhanced interrogation techniques Torture Memos Extrajudicial prisoners Extraordinary rendition Guantanamo Bay detention camp Iranian Revolution Islamic terrorism Islamism Military Commissions Act of 2006 North Korea
North Korea
and weapons of mass destruction Terrorist Surveillance Program Operation Noble Eagle Operation Eagle Assist Pakistan's role Patriot Act President's Surveillance Program Protect America Act of 2007 September 11 attacks State Sponsors of Terrorism Targeted killing Targeted Killing in International Law Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World Unitary executive theory Unlawful combatant Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan CAGE

Terrorism
Terrorism
portal

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