Nasrallah says Hezbollah infiltrated by spies
The leader of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah claimed Friday that three members of his group were part of a spy network, which included work with US intelligence, dpa reported.
"Two Hezbollah members have confessed to working for the CIA and a third is still under interrogation," Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech. "When the Israeli enemy failed to infiltrate Hezbollah, it turned to the most powerful intelligence agency."
"Our investigation has found that intelligence officers in the CIA have recruited two of our members separately," he added.
Nasrallah was responding to rumors that an Israeli spy cell was found inside the movement and that members who are close to him were involved. But Nasrallah confirmed the alleged spies did not include high-ranking or religious figures and were not part of his entourage.
Hezbollah is backed by Iran and Syria. The US lists the Shiite movement as a terrorist organization.