The connection between Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship and the Shariah-ruled Islamic Republic of Iran has been well-documented over the years. And that relationship naturally extends to Iran’s proxy: the Jihadist terrorist group Hezbollah.
But up to now the level of cooperation between Venezuela and Hezbollah was largely unknown. No any more. A new report has emerged in which the FBI has identified Venezuela’s former ambassador to Lebanon as a fundraiser for Hezbollah…
The FBI has added a former Venezuelan ambassador to Lebanon and Syria to their Terrorism “Seeking Information” list, after evidence indicated that Ghazi Nasr al Din was using his position to help fundraise for the Shiite terror group Hezbollah.
Nasr al Din, a dual Venezuelan and Lebanese citizen, served both of his terms under socialist leader Hugo Chávez before his death and has also served at the head of the Shi’a Islamic Center in Caracas, Venezuela, according to the United States Department of Treasury. The Treasury designated Nasr al Din a “supporter” of Hezbollah in 2008, with Adam J. Szubin, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), stating at the time, “It is extremely troubling to see the Government of Venezuela employing and providing safe harbor to Hizballah facilitators and fundraisers.”
On Thursday, the FBI issued a release requesting any information on Nasr al Din’s whereabouts.
A local report from NBC affiliate WPTV claims the FBI believes he may he hiding in southern Florida.