Noriega Testimony Opening Statement on Hezbollah in the Americas before House Terrorism SubcommitteeRoger Noriega | March 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
TESTIMONY OF AMBASSADOR ROGER F. NORIEGA
BEFORE THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SUBCOMMITTEE ON TERRORISM, NON-PROLIFERATION AND TRADE
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
March 20, 2013, Washington, DC
Mr. Chairman, I applaud you and other members of the Subcommittee for focusing attention on the global threat posed by Hezbollah, and I thank you for inviting me to share insights on that terrorist organization’s growing network in the Americas that carries this threat to our doorstep.
This past weekend marked the 21st anniversary of the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, which murdered 29 people. Two years later, a car bomb leveled the Jewish Community Center in the heart of Argentina’s capital, leaving 85 persons murdered.
Mr. Chairman, this is Hezbollah’s despicable legacy in the Americas. And that terrorist group – along with its sponsor, Iran – has returned to the scene of the crime.