US intel report scrapped Iran from list of terror threats

TIMES OF ISRAEL
by Staff
March 16, 2015

Softened assessment, submitted in February, comes amid marathon nuclear talks, shared interests vis-a-vis the Islamic State. An annual report delivered recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism threats, after years in which they featured in similar reports. The unclassified version of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities, dated February 26, 2015, noted Iran’s efforts to combat Sunni extremists, including those of the ultra-radical Islamic State group, who were perceived to constitute the preeminent terrorist threat to American interests worldwide. READ MORE

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