America sentences Maryam Taha to 23 years in prison.. How did Hezbollah reach her and what is her role after the killing of Qassem Soleimani?


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The US Department of Justice announced, on Wednesday, the issuance of a 23-year prison sentence against 62-year-old Maryam Taha Thompson, who previously held the position of a contractor with the US Department of Defense, or what is known as the “Pentagon”.

And the US Department of Justice stated in a statement on its official website that Maryam Taha, in her statement and plea of ​​guilt on March 23, admitted that she believed that confidential national defense information that she passed to a Lebanese citizen would be handed over to the Lebanese Hezbollah, an organization listed on the lists of foreign terrorist organizations.

And the Ministry of Justice indicated in its statement that, according to court documents, Maryam Taha, who worked under an oral contract in a US military facility outside the country, was confidant and had a high-level security clearance from the US government, admitted that in 2017, she began communicating with her co-conspirator using video chats on a text and voice messaging application. safe before she develops a romantic relationship with him.

The US Department added that Maryam Taha learned that the conspirator had a relative of a member of his family working in the Lebanese Ministry of Interior and that the conspirator claimed that he had received a ring from Hassan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah.

And the American Justice noted that in December 2019, while Maryam Taha was in charge of one of the facilities of the Special Operations Task Force in Iraq, the United States launched a series of air strikes in Iraq targeting the Hezbollah Brigades, and these strikes culminated on January 3, 2020, It resulted in the killing of the commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Major General Qassem Soleimani, as well as the founder of Kata’ib Hezbollah in Iraq, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.

After Soleimani’s death, the conspirator began to demand that Maryam Taha provide them with information about the human origins that helped the United States target Soleimani. Maryam Taha admitted that she understood that “these” were Lebanon’s Hezbollah, including an unnamed high-ranking military commander, according to a US Department of Justice statement.

It is reported that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, or what is known as “FBI”, had found a note written in Arabic hidden inside Maryam Taha’s bed, in which he wrote 8 names of intelligence sources, according to court documents previously disclosed.


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