New US Sanctions on Lebanese Nationals

The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposes sanctions on four Lebanese individuals over alleged Hezbollah ties.

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The United States has sanctioned four Lebanese nationals it claims are linked to Hezbollah.

In a statement, the US Department of the Treasury announced “designating members of an international network” of financial facilitators and front companies “including 8 Iranian nationals and 2 Chinese nationals operating in support of Hezbollah and Iran.”

Furthermore, the United States imposed sanctions on several Chinese companies over alleged” Beijing’s crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong”.

Earlier, the US had imposed sanctions on five “al Qaeda supporters” operating from Turkey accusing them of providing financial services and travel help to the group.

On her account, Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Andrea Gacki stressed that "these targeted sanctions highlight the United States' unwavering commitment to sever financial support to al-Qaeda." 

“The US will continue to collaborate with its foreign partners, including Turkey, to expose and disrupt the financial support networks of al-Qaeda,” Gacki concluded.