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The State Department published its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012; the report notes Iran's resurgent role in worldwide terrorism. The former top commander of US forces in Afghanistan called on the Obama administration to announce post-2014 troop levels in Afghanistan. Sami Samir Hassoun, 25, a Lebanese immigrant, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for attempting to bomb a crowded area near Chicago's Wrigley Field. A woman from Michigan who had converted to Islam died working for rebel forces in Syria.
The father of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot by the FBI on May 22, called, along with CAIR, for an investigation into his son's death. Todashev was being questioned by the FBI about links to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he was shot; his father accused the FBI of killing Todashev to shut him up. Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian from Texas, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for plotting with Iran's Quds Force to murder the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the US; authorities have also charged Quds Force operative Gholam Shakuri, but he remains at large.
The FBI arrested Wissam Allouche in San Antonio on May 24 on charges he lied about his affiliation with Hezbollah in order to get a sensitive position in the US Defense Deptartment. The former commander of the Amal militia in Lebanon will be arraigned on May 28.