US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah affiliates

US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah affiliates

The United States placed sanctions on six people and seven businesses affiliated with the Iran-backed militant Shiite Islamist group Hezbollah, in an attempt to quash Iran's influence in the Middle East and globally, Deutsche Welle reported.

Designed to damage Hezbollah's financial network, the new sanctions apply to five Lebanese nationals and one Iraqi, most of whom have links to Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting, a company run by Hezbollah financier Adham Tabaja, the US Treasury Department said in a statement.

The seven businesses were firms based in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Lebanon and Ghana.


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