U.S. Seeks to Corner Hizbullah in Latin America

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Muath al-Amri - The U.S. provided information to Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Peru about "support and financing networks" affiliated with Lebanon's Hizbullah, as part of its efforts to restrict the party's activity in Latin America and to exert maximum pressure on Iran and its proxies. Diplomatic sources in Washington said the FBI arrested a number of persons involved with Hizbullah or suspected of planning to expand their activities inside the U.S. These moves came in parallel with the Third Regional Conference Against Terrorism in Bogota, Colombia, where U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on "all nations" on Saturday to classify Hizbullah as a terrorist group.

2020-01-23 00:00:00

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