Report: Hizbullah in Dire Financial Straits

(Ynet News) According to the French daily Le Figaro, based on information obtained by French intelligence agencies, the uprising in Syria has significantly reduced the flow of money to the Lebanese terror group Hizbullah. Moreover, the report said, Iran has recently cut its financial aid to Hizbullah by 25% due in part to the international sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program. Hizbullah's financial woes are also the result of corruption. The report said Hizbullah's investment manager had embezzled close to $1.6 billion. Le Figaro also claimed that the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 was planned by top Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyeh, without Nasrallah's knowledge.

2011-12-19 00:00:00

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