United States: US sanctions Lebanese former ministers for corruption, supporting Hezbollah

The US imposed sanctions on Tuesday on two former Lebanese government ministers for corruption and supporting Hezbollah.
The sanctions targeted former finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil and former transport minister Youssef Fenianos.

Khalil is a senior official in the Amal group headed by parliamentary Speaker Nabih Berri. Fenianos is a member of the Christian Marada group allied with Hezbollah and the Assad regime in Syria. Their assets in the US will be blocked and any financial dealings with them are subject to criminal penalties.

The US said Khalil directed funds to Hezbollah institutions to evade US sanctions, and Fenianos received “hundreds of thousands of dollars” from Hezbollah in return for political favors.

The original full article can be found at arabnews.com

(Photo: NNA/AFP)

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