US Slaps New Hezbollah-Related Sanctions on Several Individuals
13:14 GMT 17.09.2021 (Updated: 18:26 GMT 17.09.2021)
© REUTERS / AZIZ TAHERFILE PHOTO: A supporter of Lebanon's Hezbollah gestures as he holds a Hezbollah flag in Marjayoun, Lebanon May 7, 2018.
© REUTERS / AZIZ TAHER
According to the website of the US Treasury Department, the sanctions will also target businessman Morteza Minaye Hashemi, who allegedly had links to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
At least 13 people were targeted by the US sanctions on Friday, as the Treasury said they had ties to the Lebanese Shia organisation Hezbollah and Quds Force respectively.
Hezbollah "continues to exploit the legitimate commercial sector for financial and material support, which enables the group to carry out acts of terrorism and degrade Lebanon's political institutions", Treasury said in the announcement.
The sanctions require all property of the individuals placed on the list to be blocked and reported to the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. They also restrict individuals from sending or receiving funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any sanctioned person.
Hezbollah has been designated as a terrorist group by more than 20 countries, including the US, Israel, Canada and the United Kingdom.