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US imposes sanctions on Lebanese companies supporting Hezbollah


The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on one person and seven Lebanese companies on charges of financing the terrorist group Hezbollah.

The sanctions include Lebanese citizen Mohamed al-Amin and seven companies he runs that are based in Lebanon.

Amin has connections to Adham Tabaja, who has been under sanctions since June 2015 for connections to Hezbollah, as well as Muhammad al-Mukhtar Kallas, Ali Muhammad Qansu and Jihad Mohammad Qansu, who are also all under sanctions.

In May, the US Treasury imposed new sanctions on Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and other leaders of the terrorist organization.

In the same month, the Treasury Department also imposed sanctions on Muhammad Qasir, a Hezbollah official, as well as the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, three others, and an Iraqi-based bank.

The Treasury Department said in a statement that the sanctions came under a program aimed at those supporting global terrorism after Washington withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal under US President Donald Trump.


Last Modified: Friday، 05 October 2018 02:43 PM