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September 21, 2015 11:39 am

Iran Increases Funding for Hezbollah, Hamas in Anticipation of Nuclear Deal Windfall

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Hezbollah has been increasingly active across Africa. Photo: Wikipedia.

Iran has increased its financial support for Hezbollah since the nuclear deal was finalized. Photo: Wikipedia.

Since the [nuclear] deal was signed, Iran has significantly increased its financial support for two of the largest terror groups in the region that have become political players, Hamas and Hezbollah. In the years before the deal was signed, the crippling sanctions limited this support, which had significantly diminished along with Iran’s economy. But Tehran’s belief that tens, or hundreds, of billions of dollars will flow into the country in the coming years as a result of sanctions relief has led to a decision to boost the cash flow to these terror organizations.

This support, for example, has enabled Hezbollah to obtain highly developed new armaments, including advanced technologies that many militaries around the world would envy. Al-Rai, a Kuwaiti newspaper, reported Saturday that Hezbollah has received all the advanced weaponry that Syria has obtained from the Russians.

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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