U.S. sanctions 3 Hezbollah leaders, including 2 members of Lebanon’s Parliament

Hezbollah parliament bloc chief MP Mohammad Raad (L ) ,Hezbollah  MP Amine Cherri (C) and Hezbollah security chief Wafic Safa
Hezbollah parliament bloc chief MP Mohammad Raad (L ) ,Hezbollah MP Amine Cherri (C) and Hezbollah security chief Wafic Safa

The U.S. Treasury added three top Hezbollah figures to its list of sanctioned individuals on Tuesday, including two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s security agencies.

It was the first time the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control had designated a member of Lebanon’s Parliament under a sanctions list that targets those accused by Washington of providing support to terrorist organizations. Washington has designated Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

OFAC said it had added Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hassan Ra’ad, both members of Lebanon’s Parliament, for acting on behalf of Hezbollah. In an unusual move, it also released photos of the individuals, including one in which Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani has his arm around Sherri’s shoulder.

OFAC said it also designated Wafiq Safa, who is in charge of Hezbollah’s Liaison and Coordination Unit responsible for coordinating with Lebanese security agencies.

The action by the U.S. Treasury bars U.S. citizens from dealing with the three individuals and blocks any assets they may hold in the United States. It also limits their ability to access the U.S. financial system.

A Trump administration official who briefed reporters on the sanctions said the United States wanted the designations to have a “chilling effect” on anyone who does business with Hezbollah.

“The message is actually that the rest of the Lebanese government needs to sever its dealings with these figures that we’re designating today,” a State Department official said.

REUTERS

  • MaryTPresumptuous

    Fantasy aside, the US’s action has nothing to do with Lebanon and Lebanese government officials already know that.

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-lebanon-hezbollah/hezbollah-new-sanctions-widen-u-s-assault-on-lebanon-idUKKCN1U61R2

    “Nothing to see here, folks. Please keep moving ahead and have a nice day …”

  • Hind Abyad

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    • Arzna

      Very interesting information . Do you know the new owners of Ya Libnan. I would be very interested in meeting with them, since I love the website

    • MaryTPresumptuous

      So you agree that the news article accurately reports on the sanctioning of Hezbollah members, and you have no additional insight, discussion points, or moral outrage at Hezbollah … Nice … but why take so many words (>190) and layout space without actually stating something that is responsive to the article??

      • Hind Abyad

        Excuse-me Madame Presumtuous is that an Inquisition??
        Dont give orders here! I dont go to your JPost Jerusalem Post etc..meddling in Zionists affaires, i would be banned immediatly unlike you & fellow hasbara comics.

        In 2013 Hezbollah saved Kousseir Christian City, in Homs Christian Province. Do you mind Madama?
        There was Sharia in undeground Courts, Churches looted and destroyed, playing football with skuls in Christian cemeteries, homes confiscated like Israel people fled to Damascus.

        Israel created Hezbollah when they invaded Lebanon. In 2013, the first atrocities; rape, boddies of woman and girls cut in pieces, beheaded, by the so called “Rebels’, were Christians in Homs Province.

        Good Bye

        • vs

          Hind Abyad can not forgive
          Jewish terrible invader
          Did not rape her in the forest
          Didn’t rape her on the beach
          (vs her called infobitch)

          Did not rape her in the city
          Did not rape her in the village
          Did not rape rape her on land
          And we also all can see
          Did not rape her on the sea

          So she avenges the Jews
          Drinking ugly AS* juice

          *anti-semitism

    • vs

      Primitive Abyad brain owned by Mental Masturbation on Jews

  • Hind Abyad

    US takes orders from Israeli then gives orders to Lebanon!

    “Israel expects U.S.mediated Lebanese sea border talks in weeks.”

    Formally at war since Israel’s 1948 founding, the neighbors have long disagreed on border demarcations in the eastern Mediterranean, an issue that gained prominence in the past decade when large deposits of natural gas were found there.

    Among the bridging proposals put forward by both sides was for international energy groups, operating inboth Israeli and Lebanese waters, to carry out the first seismological survey of the disputed area, the Israeli official told Reuters.

    The Israeli official said that if there were talks, they would address only the maritime border and not the land frontier.”