Report: Obama administration 'turned a blind eye' to terrorist actions by Hezbollah

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2012 file photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter walks through a street in the Amariya district in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian opposition activists said Sunday, July 17, 2016 that government forces and their allies have closed the only road leading into and out of rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo, besieging hundreds of thousands of people. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo, FIle)

In an effort to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, a new report alleges that the Obama administration turned a blind eye to illegal activities of Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terrorist group.

"In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States," the POLITICO report reads. "The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities."

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