Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Iran rebels pose with a U.S. flag they bayoneted upside down on trees at Sultanabad Garrison northeast of Tehran, Iran on Feb. 12, 1979. (AP Photo/Saris)

A Brief Timeline of Iran-Sponsored Terrorism Since 1979

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From its warmongering in Iraq, Syria, and to a degree in Yemen, to its meddling in Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian territories and Turkey, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its terrorist proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, have caused chaos in the Middle East region since it came to power in 1979.

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Former President: Iran Has Secretly Pursued Nuclear Weapons for Decades

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran who continues to maintain a loyal following both inside and outside of the country, admitted in an interview with Iranian media that the regime in Tehran commenced a nuclear weapons program at the height of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.