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France says no ‘tangible’ evidence supporting US allegation of secret Hezbollah explosive stores

RT | September 19, 2020

France has pushed back against Washington’s assertion that Hezbollah has stockpiles of ammonium nitrate stashed around Europe, stating there’s no indication of such stores existing in its own country.

“To our knowledge, there is nothing tangible to confirm such an allegation in France today,” French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in response to the US State Department’s alarming claim.

The spokeswoman stressed that France would not allow such “illegal activity” on its territory and that it would respond to such actions with “the greatest firmness.”

On Thursday, Nathan Sales, the US State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism, alleged that Lebanon’s Hezbollah had caches of dangerous chemicals in France, Spain, Italy, and other European states. He said that the chemicals had been smuggled into the country hidden in first-aid kits, but did not provide evidence backing his incendiary accusation.

Hezbollah is creating stockpiles of chemicals so that “it can conduct major terrorist attacks” at the bidding of Tehran, which backs the group, Sales claimed. He alleged that the stores include ammonium nitrate, an industrial chemical linked to the massive explosion that destroyed much of Beirut, Lebanon last month. It’s believed that the blast was triggered by the unsafe storage of the substance.

The United States has designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, but its elected arm is considered a legitimate political organization by France.

Washington recently announced sanctions on two Lebanon-based companies, accusing the companies of being “owned, controlled, or directed by Hezbollah.”

September 19, 2020 - Posted by | Fake News, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “He alleged that the stores include ammonium nitrate, an industrial chemical linked to the massive explosion that destroyed much of Beirut, Lebanon last month. It’s believed that the blast was triggered by the unsafe storage of the substance”.

    Ammonium Nitrate is an Agricultural Fertilizer, widely used around the World to increase crop yield. It is also used in the mining industry(with the addition of a detonator) to excavate mining projects. It will not detonate without a detonator.
    It will not detonate due to “Unsafe Storage”. Mr Sales comments sound like pure unadulterated Propaganda, which the U.S. State Department is very proficient in.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 19, 2020 | Reply

  2. Surprised…does France have a set of balls hidden in its knickers?

    Sh*t: “Washington” should be assessing the number and targeted destinations for the numerous nukes pointed, locked and loaded, at various European capitals…and elsewhere/everywhere by the state-terrorist Ziomonster. But hey: the monster is our “ally,” the “only democracy in….”

    “…Nathan Sales, the US State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism….” Wow — great name, Sales: what’s Nathan sellin’ … besides an “incendiary accusation”?

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    Comment by roberthstiver | September 19, 2020 | Reply


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