Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

A chief concern is “Iranian support for Hezbollah, which is active in the Middle East, Latin America, and here in the U.S., where Hezbollah operatives have been arrested for activities conducted in our own country,” Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee said, referring the recent arrest of two individuals plotting terror attacks in New York City and Michigan.  “Both individuals received significant weapons training from Hezbollah,”. “It is clear Hezbollah has the will and capability.”  After more than a decade of receiving intelligence briefs, King said he has concluded that “Hezbollah is probably the most experienced and professional terrorist organization in the world,” even more so than ISIS and Al Qaeda.  Asked if Iran could use Hezbollah to conduct strikes on the United States, a panel of experts including intelligence officials and former White House insiders responded in the affirmative.  Read more: