Report: Hizbullah Training 30 Members in Nicaragua Baseإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday.
“The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members of Hizbullah being trained in the camp,” the radio quoted intelligence sources as saying.
According to the report, Tehran is funding and supplying the training base with the necessary requirements.
The sources pointed out that the base also serves as a meeting point with organized crime and drug cartels for money laundering and weapons smuggling.
On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union to place Hizbullah on its list of "terrorist" organizations.
In July, the European Union turned down a request by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to blacklist Hizbullah as a terror group after a deadly bombing in Bulgaria.
Israel blames Iran and Hizbullah for the July 18 suicide attack at the Black Sea airport of Burgas in which five Israelis and their Bulgarian driver died.
It also says that Iran and Hizbullah plotted to carry out more than 20 attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets over the past two years.
Iran and Hizbullah have denied the accusations.