WikiLeaks: U.S. Suspects Hizbullah Presence in Chile

(AFP) An unclassified embassy cable dated Feb. 27, 2006, and released Tuesday by WikiLeaks, reported U.S. suspicions that "fundamentalists who are known to be associated with Hizbullah are increasing their presence and activity in Chile." It said a "radical fundamentalist presence" was centered in the northern city of Iquique, and to a lesser degree in Santiago. "There is substantial information that indicates that significant financial fund-raising for Hizbullah is taking place in northern Chile within the Muslim community."

2011-02-17 00:00:00

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