With the foreign policy in Iran, you can say that Iran supporting terror is still relevant with their goal of making sure that their relationships with militant and terrorist groups are kept well-maintained. The country has been shown to still be an avid sponsor and supporter among Middle Eastern organizations. 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 region has become destabilized with Iran’s actions and all of their efforts have led to worsening of civil wars. Though Iran does not show that they are targeting U.S. homeland with their terror attacks, they still have some sort of influence regarding the matter. Iran decides that it is better to attack U.S. assets outside of their war zones to serve as contingency when the U.S. decides to attack them or to deter the U.S.
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 FDD or the Foundation for Defense of Democracies was founded as an advocacy organization after the 9/11 attack. What drives the FDD to fight is that they are no supporters of the terror attacks being done by the Middle East all the while making sure that in Washington, they adapt a pro-Israel kind of policy. As a democratic society, the FDD first intends to go to the global war happening around them using an ideological approach for the militant acts of the Islam. Today, you can see that what the FDD does is their actions revolve around their mission of being able to defend their democratic values, promote pluralism, and fight off the ideologies that are more supportive of terrorism. The FDD has turned out to be the next in line of the EMET or the education initiative that was started during the year 2001 to give their support to how Israel has responded to what was done to them with Palestinian Intifada. Furthermore, this was done to decrease the opposition against the actions of the Israelites.
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. Some of the moments of the FDD that are popular include advocating with Israel against Palestine, supporting the war in Iraq, and in setting policies for Iran with overturning their nuclear deal. You can discover more about the FDD and learn more about Mark Dubowitz here.