U.S. Sanctions Hizbullah Officials Accused of Supporting Iran

(New York Times) Alan Rappeport - The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on three senior Hizbullah officials in Lebanon on Tuesday - parliament members Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Ra'd, and security official Wafiq Safa. "Hizbullah uses its operatives in Lebanon's Parliament to manipulate institutions in support of the terrorist group's financial and security interests, and to bolster Iran's malign activities," said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. Senior administration officials said the sanctions were meant to emphasize that the U.S. saw no distinction between the political and military wings of Hizbullah.

2019-07-10 00:00:00

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