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  • US Treasury placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon’s parliament on its sanctions blacklist

    Published on July 10, 2019

    The US Treasury placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon’s parliament on its sanctions blacklist today. The Treasury named MPs Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Raad to a terror-related blacklist, saying that Hezbollah uses its parliamentary power to advance its alleged violent activities.

    Wafiq Safa, a top Hezbollah official close to Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah was also placed on the blacklist. The move came as the US steps up pressure on Iran and its alleged “proxies” in the Middle East, including Hezbollah, which Washington accuses of encouraging “terror” attacks.

    It was the first time the US Treasury had placed Hezbollah lawmakers on its blacklist, which forbid US individuals and businesses with a US branch from doing business with those sanctioned.

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