Axis of Evil, often correlated with the Axis of Resistance, is a term first used by US President George W. Bush in his State of the Union speech on January 29, 2002 to describe the governments of Iraq, Iran, and North Korea and later Cuba, Libya, and Syria. He used this term because he believed that they backed terrorism and were trying to buy weapons of mass destruction.
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- "President Delivers State of the Union Address". Office of the Press Secretary, United States Federal Government. 29 January 2002. Retrieved 2012-07-26.