In an unusual move, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah today claimed that his organization had been infiltrated successfully by the CIA, and that they had uncovered two members who confessed to CIA ties. He also claimed a third was linked to some as yet unidentified spy agency.
The revelation would appear to be somewhat embarrassing for Hezbollah, though Nasrallah claimed that none of the “infiltrators” were in positions to seriously threaten the organization’s leadership.
The US embassy was quick to deny the allegation, insisting it was an “empty” claim and typical of Hezbollah. Indeed, since this is the first time Hezbollah has ever admitted to an infiltration it is decidedly atypical.
The denial also seems farfetched, as given the US history of claiming Hezbollah to be a grave threat to national security it is unfathomable that they wouldn’t have attempted to infiltrate the organization.