||We have serious concerns over evidence of ongoing Iranian support for a number of
terrorist groups in the Middle East, including Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the military
wings of Hizballah and Hamas. Such activity is in contravention of UN sanctions and
undermines regional security. During our bilateral engagement with Iran over the past
year, we have raised our concerns over Iran’s activities in Syria and its support
for militant groups across the Middle East. We hope that the Iranian government will
respond to the shared threat from ISIL by aligning their approach with the international
community’s efforts to bring stability to Iraq and Syria.