PM Netanyahu: Iranian Foreign Ministry transfers $100 million a year to Hezbollah
The Iranian Foreign Ministry transfers over $100 million to terrorist organizations. The money is transferred under diplomatic cover, by seemingly innocent means, to Lebanon and from there to Hezbollah, PM Netanyahu said this evening at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, at the official Jerusalem Day ceremony.
“Iran transfers $700 million to Hezbollah per annum. But it does so by various methods, including fraud. In this framework, the Iranian Foreign Ministry transfers over $100 million to terrorist organizations. The money is transferred under diplomatic cover, by seemingly innocent means, to Lebanon and from there to Hezbollah.
These enormous amounts fuel the relentless aggression by Iran and its proxies in our region. Our neighbors know it; all of the Arab states know it. This is one of the things that is bringing them to a renewed closeness with us.
While we do not make light of Iran’s threats, neither are we deterred by them because anyone who tries to hurt us will be hurt far worse.
We have proven this many times in the history of our state. We proved it just last night. We proved it in the six remarkable days that brought us back to parts of our ancient homeland.”
Two rockets were fired on Saturday from Syria towards the Golan Heights causing no casualties. In response, the IDF struck a number of military targets in Syria, eliminating three Iranian-backed troops and wounding seven others.
Hezbollah terror group leader Hassan Nasrallah escalated his threats in his latest speech after Lebanese officials relayed to him a U.S. message that “the precision missile bases that were transferred from Syria to Lebanon have become known and exposed by the Israelis,” a Lebanese official source says.