British intelligence chief Richard Moore confirmed that Iran is using Hezbollah militia to fuel unrest in the region.
He added that Tehran made Hezbollah a “state within a state”, in reference to party practices in Lebanon.
Furthermore, the British intelligence chief revealed that Iran, China and Russia are in at the forefront of threats facing his country, as both states and illegal organizations rush to exploit information technology in rapid evolution.
Priority to China
In his first public address since becoming head of the intelligence service, also known as MI6, in October 2020, Moore said China was the intelligence agency’s “only top priority”.
He also made it clear that the UK continues to “face a serious threat from Russia”. He said Moscow sponsored assassination and assassination attempts, such as the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in England in 2018.
He added that they launch cyber attacks and try to interfere with democratic processes in other countries.
Furthermore, he said that the fall of the internationally supported Afghan government and the return to power of the Taliban movement was a “moral boost” for the militants.
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