Officials in the Government of Nicaragua have denied Israeli reports that Hezbollah is operating a training camp in that country, near the frontier with Honduras. Those reports state that thirty Hezbollah agents are being trained, at a clandestine camp that is off limits to Nicaraguan nationals. Its location has not been disclosed. The Army of Nicaragua has declined to comment on the information.
Thirty agents would require a large cadre of instructors, and a facility necessary to support a Hezbollah terrorist training programme would need regular resupply of food, ammunition, and explosives. This could not be accomplished without some amount of official support.
The left-leaning Ortega regime in Managua has cultivated a close relationship with Iran.
|Akbar Esmaeil Pour, Iranian Ambassador to Nicaragua