The US State Department announced on Wednesday in its report on terrorism during 2016, that the financiers of terrorism in Qatar are still exploiting its financial system.
The report said that Qatar was trying to progress in the fight against terrorism after signing an agreement with Washington, but the Qatari financiers of terrorism are still able to exploit the financial system in Doha to support terrorism.
The report said that the al-Qaeda organization and forces supported by Tehran, especially Hezbollah, are the first threat to the American state.
The US report accused Iran of being the first country to support terrorism in 2016 through the Revolutionary Guards, Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces, the Houthis in Yemen and Hezbollah in Syria.
The US State Department also accused Hezbollah of playing a key role in supporting the Syrian regime in the crimes it committed in Syria.
Saudi Arabia has a global role in the fight against terrorism
The US State departments report on the other hand praised Saudi Arabia on its role in the fight against terrorism.
The report said Saudi Arabia remains a key member and active participant in the international coalition against ISIS.
Saudi Arabia, which has been subjected to several attacks by al-Qaeda and ISIS, has continued to build its capabilities and enforce its tools to counter terrorist acts on its homeland, the report said.
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