France Says No Evidence Hizbullah Storing Explosive Chemicals

W460

France’s foreign ministry said there was no evidence that Hizbullah stores chemicals in France that can be used to make explosives.

“There is no evidence that the armed wing of Hizbullah has stored chemicals for making explosives in France, after a senior US official said that the group had established hideouts in Europe since 2012,” France's Foreign Ministry announced.

Nathan Sales, the U.S. State Department coordinator for counter-terrorism said Friday that Hizbullah operatives have moved ammonium nitrate from Belgium to France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland in recent years and are suspected to still be storing the material throughout Europe.

“As far as we know, there is nothing concrete confirming such a claim in France today," French foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in response to Sales' allegations.

The U.S. has designated Hizbullah as a foreign terrorist organization since 1997, but some countries distinguish between the organization's military wing and the political wing.

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Comments 16
Missing opinion101 19 September 2020, 13:07

France has some major contracts on stand-by in Iran. Work it out.

Thumb kanaanljdid 19 September 2020, 13:46

French intelligence is completely out, they are even unable to foil terrorist plots from within their ranks, so of course they don't have a clue about Hizbullah activities on the French soil. Hizbullah which as already carried out bloody attacks on French civilians in the 80's by the way.

Thumb farsical.resistance 19 September 2020, 14:42

Wait, how can Hizbullah have an armed wing when the whole organization was essentially created as the armed wing of Iran's revolutionary guards expositing the Islamic revolution?

Thumb blablablablablaba 19 September 2020, 14:49

good one Zainab

Thumb blablablablablaba 19 September 2020, 14:49

full of logik

Thumb galaxy 19 September 2020, 14:50

The terrorist hezbollah blew up Paris in the 80's and according to the Macron it was not by explosives:)

Thumb s.o.s 19 September 2020, 15:02

On October 23, 1983, two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American and French service members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF), a military peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War. The attack killed 307 people: 241 U.S. and 58 French military personnel, six civilians, and two attackers.

Minutes later, a second suicide bomber struck the nine-story Drakkar building, a few kilometers away, where the French contingent was stationed; 55 paratroopers from the 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment and three paratroopers of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment were killed and 15 injured

The work of the Islamic jihad aka Hizbala

Missing rabiosa 19 September 2020, 17:52

Been telling you all never rust the Frenchys let alone the Europeans. They are trying to protect whatever investment they currently have or will have with the Fanatical Mullahs in tehran

Thumb s.o.s 19 September 2020, 18:34

Sa7, both the EU and France .

Missing bigjohn 19 September 2020, 21:23

No one in the US will call French fries Freedom fries again.

Missing bigjohn 19 September 2020, 21:25

Do you think France will sell Iran weapons like they have done to gulf countries?

Thumb thefool 19 September 2020, 21:03

To the Israelis in here. France is a thorn in your plans. Eat your heart out lol

Thumb justin 19 September 2020, 22:16

says the iranian fool

Missing hammerhead1 20 September 2020, 08:52

Let’s see Elisa, Bashar killed more of his countrymen, Palestinians and your countrymen than Israel and the US combined. Saddam killed more of his countrymen than the Iranians and US combined. The Taliban killed more of their countrymen than the Russians and US combined. Refute these facts if you can.

Default-user-icon Hammerhead1 (Guest) 20 September 2020, 09:05

Only bigJohn from the whole Iranian axis of resistance would defend and quote Trump. You my friend from Khoury are nothing but a religious bigot.

Default-user-icon Danny Brandt (Guest) 21 September 2020, 12:34

French people if you spit on their face they will claim its raining. thats why the German were so happy with so many collaborators. this is a nation which the smell of Arabian oil is more dear to them than human blood.