US report: Iran biggest gov't terrorism supporter

Iran continues to be the biggest supporter of terrorism around the world, with elements of its government supporting extremist groups throughout the Middle East, particularly in Iraq, the US State Department says. In its annual global survey of terrorism to be released Monday, the department once again singles out Iran as the "most active state sponsor" of terror, accusing it of helping plan and foment attacks to destabilize Iraq and derail Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. The designation in the 2006 edition of the Country Reports on Terrorism is not new, as the State Department regularly identifies Iran as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism.