The US considers the struggle with the paramilitary Lebanese Shiite organization Hezbollah to be one of its main priorities, this organization poses a direct threat to US security, Nathan Sales, coordinator of the anti-terrorism department, said in a briefing at the State Department.

“The fight against Hezbollah is a top priority for the Trump administration,” he said. And he added that the organization “continues to be one of the most dangerous world terrorist groups.”

“The fight against Hezbollah is our priority as well as the fight against Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group,” The director of the US National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas, said during the same briefing Rasmussen.