Hezbollah, Iranian Proxies Roaming The United States In Greater Numbers
Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hizballah have seeded the United States with hundreds of operatives, some of whom are capable “of flipping a U.S.-based fundraising cell into a lethal terror force, should Iran decide that is in its interests,” a preliminary report from the House Homeland Security Committee finds.
As tensions escalate over Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the committee met Wednesday to assess the possibility of Iranian/Hizballah attacks in the United States in retaliation for sanctions or a possible military strike. Last fall’s unraveling of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington showed that Iranian leaders “now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real or perceived US actions that threaten the regime,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate panel in January.
Suspect Manssor Arbabsiar told investigators that “he was recruited, funded and directed by men he understood to be senior officials in Iran’s Qods Force.”