Iran’s New Terrorist Offensive

Iran and Syria seem to be covertly supporting a new terrorist offensive against U.S. allies in the Middle East and the Caucasus. While they have sponsored terrorists in these regions before, recent disruptions of terrorist cells indicate that they are increasing the tempo and may be preparing for a confrontation in the near future.

Mohammad al-Oufi, the commander of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been in Saudi custody since turning himself in. Al-Oufi revealed that Iran was working with Al-Qaeda in the region and that foreign intelligence services were working with the group to disrupt the flow of Saudi oil, clearly insinuating Iranian involvement in the plot. According to the testimony, the Al-Qaeda attackers would flee to Yemen to avoid the Saudi authorities.

Iran’s sponsorship of Al-Qaeda elements targeting Saudi Arabia is nothing new. It is well-known that Seif al-Adel, a high-level Al-Qaeda operative, ordered the terrorist attacks in Riyadh in May 2003 from his Iranian safehouse. While this does not necessarily mean Iran was involved in the operation, the regime’s harboring clearly contributed to the plot and it is hard to believe that they did not know what al-Adel did not know what they were up to. If Iran can monitor and contain the activities of the widespread democratic movement in its country, then it must be assumed that the mullahs are aware of Al-Qaeda’s activities on its soil.

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