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Topic - Douglas Farah
The United States warned European governments about an "increased operational tempo" by Hezbollah there months before a wave of global terror attacks by the Lebanese extremist group last year, a senior administration official said Friday.
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Governments across the world "are no to what this organization is," he said, "It's a criminal organization, a terrorist organization."
Hezbollah networks in Latin America "may not be operational in the sense that they are carrying out terrorist attacks, but they are certainly involved in transnational organized criminal activities" like drug smuggling and money laundering, he said, and could "move very quickly" into attack mode.