Hezbollah denies U.S. accusations of drug trafficking

By REUTERS
January 19, 2018 18:42
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

BEIRUT - Hezbollah denied any involvement in drug trafficking on Friday, after the US administration set up a team to investigate Hezbollah-linked drug trafficking.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said last week the creation of the Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team would ensure the completion of an investigation program called Project Cassandra."In recent weeks there were American accusations that are not new," said Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Hezbollah political and military movement.

"These accusations are unjust, not based on any facts, and have no truth," he said in a televised address. Nasrallah added that Hezbollah had a very clear religious and moral stance which forbids drugs and drug trading.



US Republicans have criticized former President Barack Obama after a report that his administration hindered the Drug Enforcement Administration program targeting Hezbollah, during its negotiation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The United States classifies the Iran-backed Shi'ite Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

Related Content

Breaking news
June 19, 2019
'Jew hatred is Jew hatred no matter how you try to mask it'

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

Cookie Settings