Report: Iran, Hezbollah terror threat rising

6:18 AM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new report warns that Iran's elite Quds Force and Hezbollah militants are learning from botched terror attacks over the past two years and pose a growing threat to the U.S. and other Western targets as well as Israel.

The report says the militant groups, operating both independently and together, are escalating their activities, fueling worries that they will soon be able and willing to attack the U.S.

The report by counterterrorism expert Matthew Levitt, at the Washington Institute for Near East Studies, points to two plots last year - a successful one in Bulgaria and a failure in Washington - as indications that militants are adapting and are determined to take revenge on the West for efforts to disrupt Tehran's nuclear program and other perceived offenses.

Associated Press

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