The Hizballah terror group may be planning to activate sleeper cells in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Detroit to stage an attack as the nuclear showdown with Iran heats up. The FBI and Justice Department have launched urgent new probes targeting the Lebanese terror group.
Law-enforcement and intelligence officials said about a dozen hard-core supporters of Hizballah have been identified in recent weeks as operating in the New York area.
Additional law-enforcement attention is being centered on the Iranian Mission to the United Nations, where there have already been three episodes in the last four years in which diplomats and security guards have been expelled for casing and photographing New York City subways and other potential targets.
The nationwide effort to neutralize Hizballah sleepers was triggered in January in response to reports that Iran’s President Ahmadinejad had met with leaders of Hizballah during a visit to Syria.