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EXPOSE THE TERRORISTS, THEIR METHODS AND CELLS
WASHINGTON (May 21) - Iran remains the world's most active sponsor of terrorism, while Sudan and Libya took some steps - but not enough - to ''get out of the business,'' the State Department said Tuesday in an annual report to Congress.
The report listed the same seven countries - Iran, Sudan, Libya, Iraq, North Korea, Cuba and Syria - as state sponsors of terrorism last year.
Iran has intensified its backing for violent Palestinian groups that attacked Israel, but Iran also apparently has reduced its other terror activity, the State Department told Congress.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said terrorists are trying every way they can to get their hands on weapons of mass destruction - ''whether radiological, chemical, biological or nuclear.''
''We have tightened border controls and made it harder for terrorists to travel, to communicate and therefore to plot. One by one, we are severing the financial bloodlines of terrorism organizations.''
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami condemned the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, but at the same time supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continued to refer to Israel as a ''cancerous tumor'' that must be removed.
... matching Khamenei's rhetoric with action, Iran continued to supply Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian groups with funds, haven, training and weapons.
Iran also encouraged Hezbollah and Palestinian groups to coordinate their activities, the report said.
The revolutionary guard and intelligence and security ministry are active in planning and supporting terrorist actions and supporting terror groups, the report said.
Hard-liners who hold the reins of power thwarted efforts to end the country's support, the report said.
In certain areas, including Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, state sponsors remained a driving force behind terrorism. Iran, Iraq and Syria were all cited for backing terror groups.
Iraq provided training and political encouragement to many terror groups, but its main focus was on dissident Iraqis opposed to President Saddam Hussein.
The report noted that Syria and Lebanon cooperated with the United States in the fight against al-Qaida, but refused to recognize other groups that conduct terrorism against Israel, such as Hamas and Hezbollah, as terrorists.
Some of the seven listed countries, particularly Sudan and Libya, took steps to get out of the terrorism business, but ''none has yet taken all necessary actions to divest itself of ties to terrorism,'' the report said.
Cuban President Fidel Castro, meanwhile, views terror as a legitimate revolutionary tactic but he signed all 12 U.N. counter-terror convention.
Little evidence was offered to justify bracketing Cuba with the six other countries whose support for terror was recounted. At least 20 Basque militants and several other terror suspects are given haven in Cuba, the report said.
Overall, terrorist attacks claimed a record number of lives - 3,547 - in 2001, about 90 percent of them in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, the State Department said.
Secretary of State Colin Powell, in a preface to the 177-page report, said ''the terrorist threat is global in scope, many-faceted and determined.''
He said ''the world's response must be equally comprehensive, multidimensional and steadfast.''
The report called the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and an airline that crashed in Pennsylvania, ''the worst international terrorist attack ever'' - with the four coordinated suicide attacks by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network killing more than 3,000 people from more than 78 countries.
It was the ''bloodiest day on American soil since the Civil War,'' said Francis X. Taylor, who directs the department's office to counter terrorism, and the most devastating international terrorist attack in world history.
Yet because the attack galvanized an international coalition against terrorism, ''ironically, by their own hand, terrorists set in motion their own ultimate demise,'' Taylor said.
"'But one thing is certain: if terrorists questioned our resolve to defeat them and their nefarious objectives before, they cannot question it now,'' Taylor said.
The Sept. 11 assault was a defining moment around the world, galvanizing countries to take stronger measures against terror.
All Arab and Muslim countries except Iraq condemned the attack on the United States, the report noted. Belgium, Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and many other countries intensified their backing of the United States and stepped up their efforts to track down terrorists.
Bruguiere French Judge's Singular War on Terrorists:
Terror groups: 'a virus'
He compares the cells making up this network to a virus...constantly mutating.
If bin Laden, the prime suspect for the September 11 strikes, is captured or killed, the problem is not over, contrary to some public opinion in the U.S., Bruguiere said.
"We know that the threat is larger and when al Qaeda is destroyed, there are a lot of people scattered around Europe and the world who are not really connected with al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden, but who share the same task, jihad, and continue the fight against the West, especially the US.," he added.
Of particular concern to the judge is a sect he calls Taqfir which allows its members to issue Fatwas against their enemies including fellow Muslims.
Its members are encouraged to blend in to society, much in the way the September 11 hijackers did.
"They are generally, good-looking tie, jacket. Some have the right to drink alcohol," the judge said.
He said Mohamed Atta, one of the pilots believed to have flown a plane into the World Trade Center, could be a member of this group.
The horror of what happened in New York and Washington has convinced Bruguiere to continue his fight against terrorism.