by EDWIN MORA
National Defense University (NDU) conference warned that the Iranian-backed narcoterrorist group Hezbollah, based in Lebanon, has expanded across Latin American and into the United States.
The Shiite movement group, which is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, generates millions of dollars through drug trafficking, money laundering, and other criminal activities in the Americas, the experts said during a conference at NDU entitled, “Beyond Convergence: A World Without Order.”
Iran is considered a state-sponsor of terrorism by the U.S.
Nevertheless, the Obama administration has reportedly conceded to most demands in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.
In written testimony recently prepared for lawmakers, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) expressed concern about the movement of “special interest aliens” in Latin America.
Special interests aliens refers to immigrants from countries such as Iran, which have been officially linked to terrorism by the United States.
Breitbart News reported that U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended at least 474 aliens from terrorism-linked countries attempting to sneak into the United States illegally last year.
“Outside actors are increasingly seeking to challenge the U.S. as the defense partner of choice in the [Latin American] region,” testified the defense intel agency.
Some speakers at the NDU conference identified Russia, Iran, and China as “outside actors” in Latin America.
The experts’ comments at the conference concerning Hezbollah’s spread in Latin America came on the heels of reports that an explosive device allegedly linked to an Iranian diplomat was found by the Israeli embassy in Uruguay.///