Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah (AP/Bilal Hussein, File) AP/Bilal Hussein, File
Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah terror boss Hassan Nasrallah oversees the world’s richest terror group, but wants the country it controls, Lebanon, to receive massive amounts of aid from the International Monetary Fund

By Ezra Stone, United with Israel

On Monday, notorious terror leader Hassan Nasrallah announced his support for financial assistance to the Lebanese government from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The Associated Press reported.

The IMF is weighing bailing out Lebanon, whose government is teetering on the brink of economic collapse due to endemic corruption and domination by the Islamic terror group Hezbollah.

While Hezbollah receives $700 million a year from Iran according to U.S. estimates, its budget is largely devoted to arming and training a terror militia dedicated to destroying Israel.

In the past, Hezbollah was voted the world’s richest terror group by Forbes, pocketing a whopping $1.1 billion in 2017, according to the magazine. It supplements payments from Iran with revenues from a global narcotics trafficking and money laundering operation exposed by U.S. intelligence in Project Cassandra.

According to an investigative report by Politico in 2017, “[Project Cassandra] was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.”

Since its last large-scale armed conflict with Israel in 2006, Hezbollah has amassed around 150,000 rockets and missiles, in violation of the United Nations-brokered truce that ended the war.

Nasrallah’s comments on Monday about harvesting aid from the IMF arrive four days after Lebanon’s prime minister announced he wants a “rescue deal,” the AP reported. The terror leader emphasized that any aid should “not infringe on Lebanon’s sovereignty.”

“We are not against Lebanon requesting assistance from any side in the world,” Nasrallah said in the AP report, quoting a televised speech.

Nasrallah also slammed Germany for raiding its sites there and banning operations, regardless of whether the organization classifies them as those of its “political” “military” wings.



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