US, Six Gulf Arab States Impose Sanctions On Hezbollah

Gulf countries and Washington announce sanctions Wednesday and dismiss distinction between US, Six Gulf Arab States Impose Sanctions On HezbollahHezbollah’s political and military wings.The step is taken as Washington DC 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 militia’s decision-making council, led by the 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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