State Dept. Official Claims Hezbollah is Storing Ammonium Nitrate Throughout Europe

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In a photo taken on Nov 14, 2019, Ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counter-terrorism at the US State Department Nathan Sales speaks during a briefing in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP)

Nathan Sales, a senior US Counter-Terrorism State Department official, has accused the Iranian-sponsored terror regime of storing ammonium nitrate throughout Europe; Sales: Hezbollah is one organization. It is a terrorist organization.


Accusing the Iranian-backed terror regime of Hezbollah, senior counter-terrorism official Nathan Sales made claims that they’re storing ammonium nitrate in a significant number of places throughout Europe. Ammonium nitrate can be and has been used to numerous times to create explosives. And most recently, the substance was involved in the massive explosion in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon.

According to Sales, the terror group is stashing the nitrate in Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and perhaps even other places – and has been for some time. And following their pattern in the Middle East, Sales said, “Why would Hezbollah stockpile ammonium nitrate on European soil? The answer is clear: Hezbollah put these weapons in place so it could conduct major terrorist attacks whenever it or its masters in Tehran deem necessary.”

Several countries have banned Hezbollah after designating the group as a terrorist entity while many others have failed to do so. Furthermore, some countries have only designated Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist group, but not the political. And concerning such a decision, Sales added that Hezbollah is a “unitary organization that cannot be subdivided into a military and so-called political wing… Hezbollah is one organization. It is a terrorist organization.”

Most recently, France failed to label the entity as a terrorist organization.


HD Editors Note: What Does This Have To Do With Bible Prophecy?

In Matthew 24, the disciples ask Jesus, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world?”

Jesus’s response is a detailed description of the condition of the world and what it will look like in the last days. Wars and rumours of wars, nation rising against nation, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, these being the beginning of sorrows. He depicts persecution and an abounding iniquity that would cause the love of many to wax cold and divisions that would cause loved ones to betray one another.

In Luke 21:24, Jesus says, “There will be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth Distress of Nations with Perplexity, the seas and the wave roaring.”

With the current global state of turmoil amongst the nations, and we can’t help but recognize the distress of nations Jesus describes in Luke 21 and Matthew 24, matching what we see today.

Just as the psalmist tells us to lift our eyes, so does Jesus instruct his believers in the face of the times we are living in “When these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)