According to a 2007 Homeland Security Committee staff report on threats along the U.S. border, "Members of Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based terrorist organization, have already entered to the United States across our Southwest border."
Iran has recently begun hiring Afghan Shiites to fight in Syria and Iraq.
In 2012, Azeri authorities announced that they had uncovered multiple plots by Iranian and Hezbollah cells to attack the Israeli embassy and the Jewish cultural center in Baku.
Indian authorities linked a 2012 car bombing of an Israeli embassy vehicle to Iran.
In 2002, the Singaporean Home Affairs Ministry stated that Hezbollah attempted to set up a terror cell in the city state in the 1990s.
In 2014, two Iranian-backed Hezbollah operatives were caught planning an attack in Bangkok on Israeli tourists during their Passover break.
In 2013, a Kenyan court found two Iranian men guilty of planning to carry out bombing attacks against Israeli, American, British, and Saudi targets.
In 2013, Nigerian officials arrested three Iranian-backed Hezbollah members planning to carry out attacks on Jewish, American, and Nigerian targets.
In 2013, U.N. monitors reported that the Somalian based terrorist group al Shabaab was receiving arms from distribution networks linked to Iran.
For years, Iran has been conducting military exchanges and training with Sudan’s military. And, with Iranian help, Sudan has become one of the largest arms makers in Africa. Israeli officials report that Iran and Sudan also work together to smuggle arms to Hamas.
In July 2012, Iranian-backed Hezbollah operatives killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian citizen in a bus bombing at the Burgas International Airport.
In May 2015, Cypriot police arrested a man believed to be an Iranian-backed Hezbollah operative planning an attack on Israeli interests in Cyprus and throughout Europe. Police found 8.2 tons of ammonium nitrate, a popular chemical explosive, in his basement.
Germany's domestic intelligence agency recently reported the existence of 950 known active Iranian-backed Hezbollah members living in the Federal Republic.
On June 14, 1985, TWA Flight 847 was hijacked by members of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad shortly after takeoff from Athens.
In Sept. 2015, following an announcement that it had entered into a pact with Iran to defend Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia began carrying out air strikes against Syrian rebels.
Following the July announcement of the nuclear Iran deal, Russia’s state-controlled international news agency, Sputnik, publicized speculation that in the absence of U.N. sanctions, Russian-Iranian arms trade could reach $11-$13 billion.
In April 2015, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin lifted a ban on supplying the S-300 air-defense missile system to Iran under the terms of an $800 million contract signed in 2007. Russia maintains that the ban on the sale had been purely voluntary because U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 only forbids the transfer of offensive weapons to Iran.
In 2009, Turkish forces prevented an Iranian-backed Hezbollah attack on an undisclosed Israeli target. Turkish reports said Hezbollah had set up a network of Iranian agents posing as tourists in Istanbul.
In September 2015, Bahraini security forces discovered a large bomb-making factory and arrested a number of suspects linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
In July 2015, Bahraini authorities announced that it had foiled an arms smuggling plot by two Bahrainis with ties to Iran. In 2013, the Bahraini government stated that it had uncovered a militant Iranian cell that was preparing to target government officials.
Hamas, the rulers of Gaza, is an Iranian-backed terrorist organization whose charter openly calls for the annihilation of Israel. Since the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict, Iran has supported Hamas efforts to rebuild its terror infrastructure, expand its network of terror tunnels in to Israel and increase its domestic production of advanced missiles and rockets.
Israel constantly has to defend itself against terrorist and rocket attacks from Iranian-backed Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria.
The site of the largest Iranian operation in the region. Local Shia militias are supplied, trained and even led by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). While currently being used to fight ISIL, these are the same militias that killed hundreds of American soldiers during the Iraq war.
Since the 1980s, Iran has sent hundreds of millions of dollars and enormous weapons shipments to the Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah. The group provoked a war with Israel in 2006 and has killed more Americans than any terrorist entity aside from al-Qaeda.
In 2006, a U.S. federal judge ruled that Iran was responsible for the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia. 19 U.S. soldiers were killed in the attack.
Iran is currently sending roughly $6 billion annually to the Assad regime. In September 2015, Iran entered into a formal alliance with Russia to protect Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which led to an increased Iranian presence in the country, including hundreds of Iranian troops in addition to the existing Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps advisors. Hezbollah, the Lebanese Iranian-backed terrorist organization, has also sent thousands of fighters to combat the Syrian rebels.
In Sept. 2015, Saudi-led coalition forces seized an Iranian fishing boat loaded with weapons attempting to supply Houthi fighters in Yemen.
Iranian-supplied Houthi rebels captured Yemen’s capital in January 2015 and overthrew then President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi from power.
In 2011, a Mexican drug cartel was recruited by Iran to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States at a restaurant close to the White House in Washington, DC.
In 2014, Argentinian federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his apartment just hours before he was set to testify to a commission about allegations that the Argentine government conspired to cover up Iran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center. 85 people were killed in the attack.
The Iranian-backed Hezbollah claimed involvement in the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy.
Argentina is a part of the “Triple Frontier Region,” a smuggling route used by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
Brazil is a part of the “Triple Frontier Region,” a smuggling route used by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah. There are reports connecting Hezbollah to Brazil’s largest criminal gang.
Paraguay is a part of the “Triple Frontier Region,” a smuggling route used by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
In 2014, Peruvian authorities arrested an Iranian-backed Hezbollah operative who was plotting attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets.
In 2015, an Iranian operative was expelled from Uruguay following the discovery of his involvement in placing an explosive close to the Israeli Embassy in Montevideo.
Since 2005, Iran and Venezuela have developed close economic, political, and military ties—rooted mainly in their anti-Western views.
In August 2015, following the seizure of large quantities of Iranian weapons and explosives, the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry announced that it had broken up a terrorist cell comprised of members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
There are reports that China is preparing to sell Iran an unknown amount of J-10 multi-role fighter jets.
In 2011, Senegal severed diplomatic ties with Iran over a series of arms shipments from Iran to Gambian rebels, which led to the death of Senegalese soldiers.
In 2011, Senegal severed diplomatic ties with Iran over a series of arms shipments from Iran to Gambian rebels led to the death of Senegalese soldiers.
In 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that an Iranian-sponsored plot to attack Israeli targets in South Africa was thwarted.