US intelligence lack insight into Hezbollah funding

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The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017, which was recently passed by the US Senate actively supported by the White House, will force the US intelligence community, via the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), to quickly assess Iranian influence in countries in the Near East, most notably via Hezbollah. The State Department is also poised to issue a new list of sanctions targeting the Lebanese Shi’ite militia, which, under the influence of Iran’s Pasdaran, is one of the main supporters of Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun. However the US reliable sources of information in Lebanon are shrinking: The General Department of General Security is close to Hezbollah and Aoun has recently taken charge of military intelligence (IOL 781). US intelligence is also trying to work out where Hezb in Iraq gets its funding from.