US, Gulf Arab states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

US, Gulf Arab states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

WAAR-DUHOK:

 

The United States and six Gulf Arab states announced sanctions Wednesday on the leadership of Hezbollah, as Washington seeks to step up economic pressure on Iran and its allies in the region.

The US and Saudi-led Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center said the sanctions were aimed at Hezbollah’s Shura Council, the powerful Lebanese terrorist group’s decision-making council, led by the Shiite group’s secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah.

Nasrallah, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qasim, and three other Shura Council members were listed under the joint sanctions, which aim at freezing vulnerable assets of those named and blocking their access to global financial networks.

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