In the context of the Iranian regime’s relentless pursuit to extend its terrorist arms throughout the world, the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), have intensified their activities against the United States and other important foreign countries, serving as terrorist groups that exercise the tasks of reconnaissance and gathering information until they are instructed by Tehran to launch terrorist attacks, commonly in the form of sleeper cells.
The danger of these cells comes after the Iranian regime failed to avenge the death of Quds Forces commander Qassem Soleimani more than four months ago, despite its many threats that the response would be seen around the world. It has recently been revealed in the United States and European countries that elements involved in those activities that would destabilize international stability and security.
The Iranian regime has been involved in numerous attacks in Western countries in recent decades, the most notable being the attacks it launched in Argentina in the 1990s in response to the killing of Abbas Musawi, then-secretary general of Hezbollah.
In a recent report by two American researchers, they said they found evidence that Iran and Hezbollah had established a sleeper network in the United States and Europe that could be relied upon for Iranian retaliatory attacks against Washington.
The study relied on court documents for some of these agents who were arrested in the West. It pointed out that tasks range from surveillance, logistical planning and forward operations, to camouflaging activists, infiltration, recruitment and target selection.
Given the current data, it is unlikely that these sleeper cells will carry out massive attacks, but lightning-fast and small attacks instead. However, this carries meaningful threats to the United States on its soil without being so provocative that Washington responds in the way of revenge for the killing of Soleimani in a US strike in January, when Tehran launched several missiles at US bases in Iraq. It was announced that about 80 American soldiers fell during these strikes, after which it became clear that some of the missiles launched had landed inside Iran, while others landed in the Iraqi desert, and therefore did not kill even a single US soldier.