Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says new US sanctions against some of its officials and lawmakers have widened Washington’s assault on the Middle Eastern country.
“It has widened the assault on Lebanon and its people. It is rejected and denounced,” Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc said in TV comments Thursday, adding, “It will not change anything in our convictions.”
The remarks came after the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on two Hezbollah members of Lebanon’s parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between the resistance movement and the country’s security agencies.
It placed MPs Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Ra’d as well as Wafiq Safa, a top Hezbollah security official, on its blacklist, claiming that the trio had “assisted” Iran in its alleged efforts “to undermine Lebanese sovereignty.”
Washington also accused the individuals of “undermining Lebanese financial institutions to assist Hezbollah and to evade US sanctions against” the resistance group.