State Department official reveals extent of Hezbollah terrorism in Europe

Israel National News reports: “Ambassador Nathan Sales, the US State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, announced during an American Jewish Committee (AJC) Advocacy Anywhere program on Thursday that Hezbollah weapons caches, including significant stores of ammonium nitrate, have been discovered and destroyed across Europe.

‘Hezbollah is active in Europe right now’ and it is important for European governments and citizens to know the extent of Hezbollah’s reach on European soil, said Sales.

‘Since 2012, Hezbollah has established caches of ammonium nitrate throughout Europe by transporting first aid kits whose cold packs contain the substance,’ he added. ‘I can reveal that such caches have been moved through Belgium, to France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. I can also reveal that significant ammonium nitrate caches have been discovered or destroyed in France, Greece, and Italy. We have reason to believe that this activity is still underway. As of 2018, ammonium nitrate caches were still suspected throughout Europe, possibly in Greece, Italy, and Spain.’

Sales said the only reason Hezbollah has been stockpiling ammonium nitrate on European soil ‘is to conduct major terrorist attacks whenever it, or its masters in Tehran, decide.’

European designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization is imperative for regional security and for Lebanon’s future, said Sales…”

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