U.S. Official: Hezbollah, Iran continue to pose terror threat



Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based Shiite militant group, and its patron Iran continue to pose serious terror threats around the world, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.”Our assessment is that Hezbollah and Iran will both continue to maintain a heightened level of terrorist activity and operations in the near future,” and could launch attacks “with little or no warning,” Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Benjamin, the State Departments counterterrorism coordinator, told reporters in a conference call Friday.

“We have not detected any operational activity of the group in the United States,” Benjamin said of Hezbollahs activity. “They certainly have been the subject of law enforcement actions in the past primarily for fundraising and illicit activities related to that, but we do not have any information on operational targeting or anything like that in the U.S., but that said, its a very ambitious group with global reach.”

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