Iran’s Sponsorship of Terrorism

The Iranian spies, Quds Force operatives, and pro-Iranian terrorist groups that Maduro permits in Venezuela pose an asymmetric threat to U.S. interests, especially in escalated tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Iran’s interest in keeping Maduro in power is tied to his willingness to allow such groups to act with impunity and establish operational capabilities in his country. Terrorist groups continue to be Tehran’s most effective means of projecting power abroad and one of its few means of doing so in the Western Hemisphere.