The Concept of State Terrorism in Relation to Iran

  • Jozef Kraus Faculty of Social Sciences at Masaryk University
Keywords: Iran, State terrorism, Targeted killing, Middle East, Terrorism sponsorship


This paper analyses the concept of state terrorism in relation to the politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The author uses the typology elaborated by the American political scientist Gus Martin. Iranian domestic and international patronage and assistance are researched. This paper comes to the conclusion that Iran is involved in a broad spectrum of terrorist activities; however, the specific forms of terrorism are carried our autonomously and in various time periods. The most active period was during the 1980s and the least Iranian terrorist activity can be noticed in the second half of 1990s.

How to Cite
Kraus, J. (2016) “The Concept of State Terrorism in Relation to Iran”, Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, 16(1). Available at: (Accessed: 26February2024).