US sanctions against Hezbollah financiers[/size] Twilight News
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The US Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on one person and seven Lebanese companies for financing Hezbollah.
The sanctions, according to Sky News of Lebanon, include Mohammed Al-Amin and seven companies he manages, based in Lebanon, and support Adham Tabbiyeh, who has been under sanctions since June 2015 for working for Hizballah and for senior officials.
The Secretary provided support to Mohamed Falah Kallas, who also called for sanctions in 2016 to support a preamble.
The secretary also has relations with Ali Mohamed Qansoh and Jihad Mohammad Qansoh, who also targeted sanctions last February, to act as a preamble.
Last May, the US Treasury imposed new sanctions on Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, his deputy Naim Qassem and people linked to Hezbollah.
They also included leaders of Hezbollah, Hussein al-Khalil, Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyed and Hisham Saif al-Din.
In the same month, the treasury also imposed sanctions on Mohammed Qusair, 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 supporting global terrorism after Washington withdrew from the Iranian nuclear deal.