In keeping with the foreign policy that is in Iran, the country sees to it that they keep a relationship with the militant and terrorist groups out there. It seems that the capital city of the country never loses being a part of the major Middle Eastern organizations out there. Even to this day, you can see that Iran still holds some power in starting international terrorism acts outside their borders. Iran supporting terror and its efforts in destabilization have been shown to be a big threat to the interest and Middle East allies of the U.S. The terror activities that Iran has been doing has been shown to really put some destabilization with the region and has even led to make worst the civil wars that are already happening. The capacity of Iran to strike something in the U.S. is still apparent even if Iran does not look to target the U.S. more specifically. Iran has a certain strategy with their terror acts only striking outside of war zones in the U.S. assets so that the U.S. will be deterred and so that these acts can serve as contingency in case the time come that the U.S. decides that it is time they attack Iran.
Terror acts such as Iran supporting terror are the main reason why the Foundation for Defense of Deomcracies or the FDD has come into the picture. The advocacy organization called FDD or Foundation for Defense of Democracies was founded after the 9/11 attacks were done. While in Washington, the FDD sees to it that they utilize pro-Israel policies; moreover, they also push forth in being at war with the terror attacks that are being done by the Middle East. The FDD started off with opting for a more ideologic approach against the militant acts of the Islam being a democratic society that they are. In the present, the FDD works with their mission of being able to fight terrorism ideologies, defend their democratic values, and promote pluralism. The FDD has been established after the education initiative called the EMET that was founded in 2001 to support the response of Israel against the Palestinian Intifada. This was also done to lessen the public outcry with the actions of the Israeli.
In the present, the FDD and their CEO Mark Dubowitz of FDD make sure to advocate the intervention being put forth by the U.S. military Syria and Iran and other parts of the Middle East. The FDD is well known for their being able to support the war in Iraq, in supporting Israel against the Palestinians, and in carrying out policies on Iran with their nuclear deal. You can discover more about the FDD and learn more about Mark Dubowitz here.