On Tuesday, the US Treasury imposed sanctions on figures linked to Hezbollah and a Lebanese company.
The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has identified three Hezbollah-linked financial facilitators and a Lebanon-based travel company.
Specifically, OFAC has designated Adel Diab, Ali Mohamed Daoun, Jihad Salem Allama, and their company, Dar Es Salaam Travel and Tourism, on the sanctions list.
This action comes at a time when the Lebanese economy is facing an unprecedented crisis and Hezbollah, as part of the Lebanese government, is blocking economic reforms and preventing the change that the Lebanese people so badly need, the ministry said in its statement.
The ministry stated that Hezbollah’s extensive network of financial facilitators helped the group exploit Lebanon’s financial resources and survive the current economic crisis.
She explained that through businessmen such as those listed today, Hezbollah obtains material and financial support through the legitimate commercial sector to fund its actions and attempts to destabilize Lebanon’s political institutions.
“Hezbollah claims to support the Lebanese people, but just like other corrupt actors in Lebanon that have been identified by the Treasury, Hezbollah continues to profit from isolated business ventures and backdoor political deals, amassing wealth that the Lebanese people do not see,” said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Start”.
Source: US Treasury
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