The “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities” of the 26th of February highlighted the fact the Iran is fighting Sunni extremists
This is the first time in three years when Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah are no longer considered terrorist threats.
The report, titled “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Communities”, was issued by James R. Clapper, the current Director of National Intelligence, and the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
However, Israel is concerned about the fact that Iran’s omission was due to Tehran’s efforts on combating ISIS.
In a report from January of the previous year, both Iran and Hezbollah were included in the ‘Terrorism’ list, stating that they “continue to directly threaten the interests of U.S. allies” and that Hezbollah’s activity has never been so high since the 90’s. Apparently, that has changed, at least for now.
Iran, nonetheless, is still considered both a cyber and a regional threat for the United States, due to the fact that it is supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.