The US State Department on Wednesday released its annual report (2019) on the fight against terrorism. The report was presented by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a news conference. The report cites the Islamic Republic as “the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.” The State Department report also discusses Washington’s policy of maximum policy of maximum pressure and new sanctions against the Islamic Republic. According to the report, the Islamic Republic’s regime continues to fund the al-Qaeda-linked network in Iran and to send troops to areas in Afghanistan and Syria. The Islamic Republic’s regime has allowed al-Qaeda to send equipment and troops to South Asia and Syria by building facilities in Iran, which began in 2009. In fact, the Islamic Republic has settled this group in Iran. The annual report, which examines terrorism around the world, quotes the State Department as saying: “Islamic Republic of Iran to support and financially support Hezbollah, terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip and other terrorist groups. Groups in Syria, Iraq, and throughout the Middle East are being deployed by the Quds Force’s in the region.