An annual State Department report on global terrorism in 2018 sharply criticized the UAE and the role of the ruling regime in supporting terrorist organizations.
According to the US State Department report, the UAE is a regional and international station for the movement and movement of terrorist organizations.
The report described the UAE as the regional and international station for the movement of terrorist organizations and a center for receiving and sending financial support.
The US government report also confirmed that political considerations were an obstacle to the UAE government freezing and confiscating terrorist assets.
The report analyzed and commented on the obligations of many countries in the fight against terrorism and its financing, categorizing North Korea, Iran, Sudan and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism.
He stressed that Saudi Arabia continued to provide some support for intolerant views in a number of countries, and that some Saudi textbooks still contained language that incited discrimination, intolerance and violence.
The report referred to the arrest of activists, academics and clerics during the past year, and defended the arrests on the grounds that they are crimes against national security and classified as terrorist.
The report dealt with the procedures and situations related to terrorism cases in a number of countries in the world.
In the Yemeni file, the report criticized the inability of the Yemeni government to implement international resolutions to combat the financing of terrorism.
He also accused Iran of supporting terrorist groups he said were acting as proxies, expanding its destructive influence around the world, and trying to launch terrorist attacks in European countries.
According to the State Department’s annual report, ISIS continued to spread globally in 2018 through affiliated networks and groups, despite the administration’s announcement of its victory over the group in Syria and the killing of its leader last month in a US raid.
Iran has also been a major state sponsor of terrorism and is pumping about $1 billion a year to support its proxies in the region, although Washington has tightened sanctions, he said.
Terrorist tactics and the use of technology have also evolved in 2018, while experienced fighters from groups such as ISIS have begun to pose new threats as they return to their countries, the report said.
“Although ISIS has lost almost all of its territory, ISIL has proven resilient, especially through its efforts to inspire and guide its followers online,” said Nathan Sills, coordinator for counterterrorism efforts whose office prepares the report with congressional authorization.
“In addition, terrorists who are experienced in fighting pose new risks after returning home from war zones in Syria and Iraq or traveling to third countries.”
The group declared the Caliphate in 2014 after taking control of large swathes of Iraq and Syria, and took the Syrian city of Raqqa as its capital and used it as a base to stage attacks in Europe.
In 2017, ISIL lost control of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, and soon lost almost all of its territory to a US-backed campaign. The group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed last month in a raid by US special forces in Syria.