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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 09:17 AM IST

US, Gulf states place sanctions on Hezbollah leadership

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Washington : The United States and six Gulf Arab states announced sanctions today 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 Centre said the sanctions were aimed at Hezbollah’s Shura Council, the powerful Lebanese militia’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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At the same time, the six Gulf members of the TFTC — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — declared sanctions on  another nine individuals and firms  linked to Hezbollah.

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Published on: Friday, May 18, 2018, 12:13 AM IST
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