The U.S. sanctioned a “Hizbollah-affliated financial facilitator... as well as members of an international network of facilitators and companies connected to him”. The designees were linked to other individuals blacklisted three days earlier. The State Department asserted that “the sanctions evasion efforts of those designated today are a stark example of how Hizbollah abuses the international financial system to fund its acts of terrorism and illicit activities. The U.S. is committed to disrupting Hizbollah’s illicit activity, including attempts to evade sanctions through business networks”.
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