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Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

Emanuele Ottolenghi
17th April 2018 - Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these "sleeper cell" agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers.

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"The answer is absolutely. We do face a threat," said Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who has long tracked Iran's militant efforts. "Their networks are present in the Untied States."

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