United States: US preparing sanctions against Hezbollah’s allies in Lebanon: Report

The United States government is preparing to impose anti-corruption sanctions against prominent Lebanese politicians and business figures in an attempt to weaken Hezbollah’s influence in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Since last week’s explosion at Beirut port killed at least 200 people and injured thousands more, Washington has accelerated efforts to blacklist Lebanese leaders aligned with the Shia movement, the newspaper reported on Wednesday.

US officials see unrest in the country as an opportunity to drive a wedge between Hezbollah and its allies, said the paper, as Lebanon seeks billions of dollars in international aid to rebuild Beirut.

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