Saudi Arabia, US, other Gulf states put Hezbollah leadership on terror lists


"The TFTC took significant actions to disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group by designating the senior leadership of Lebanese "Hezbollah"," said the Treasury in a statement.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday condemned Saudi Arabia for supporting the recent USA sanctions on Lebanese Hezbollah leaders.

Wednesday's sanctions targeted members of the primary decision-making body of Hezbollah, Treasury said in a statement.

The Telegraph is reporting that they have seen emails between Qatari officials and the likes of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Iranian Quds Force leader Qasem Solemani as being warm.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deplored Saudi Arabia for siding with the United States government in imposing sanctions on leaders of Lebanon's Hezbollah, which he hailed as the first force to shatter the myth of Israeli invincibility.

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These designations follow U.S President Trump's decision last week to cease USA participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and to begin reimposing US nuclear-related sanctions on the Iranian regime.

The US Treasury Department said four other individuals were also sanctioned, as was the group ISIS in the Greater Sahara. "By targeting Hizballah's Shura Council, our nations collectively rejected the false distinction between a so-called "Political Wing" and Hezbollah's global terrorist plotting".

Five members of the Hezbollah Shura Council were also designated as terrorists.

TFTC member states further designated key Hezbollah affiliated individuals and entities, including Talal Hamiyah, Ali Youssef Charara, Spectrum Group, Hasan Ebrahimi, Maher Trading, Hashem Safieddine, Adham Tabaja, Al-Inmaa Group, and Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting, all of whom were previously designated by the U.S. Haley blames Iran, Hamas for Gaza violence US adds head of Iran's central bank to terrorist list, imposes sanctions Trump offers hope for peace in recorded remarks at US Embassy opening in Jerusalem MORE said.

Meanwhile, the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem has enraged the Palestinian Authority, as well as militant group Hamaz, which has ties to Iran and Hezbollah. The group shares financial intelligence to target terrorist financing networks.