Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday called for a review of a law enforcement program targeting drug trafficking by Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group that was reportedly hindered by the Obama administration.
The initiative, dubbed “Project Cassandra,” was launched in 2008 by the Drug Enforcement Agency to probe alleged drug trafficking throughout the country.
Attorney General Jeff Sessionss said, “The Department of Justice is absolutely committed to investigating and prosecuting international drug trafficking organizations.”
But the Obama administration, in an effort to de-escalate conflicts with Iran while trying to hammer out a controversial nuclear deal, slowed the probe, according to a report in Politico.
“The Department of Justice is absolutely committed to investigating and prosecuting international drug trafficking organizations,” Sessions said in a statement.