The U.S. designated “two Hizbollah officials to maintain pressure on the group and impede its ability to operate in the financial system”. The following day, on the anniversary of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored “our commitment to preventing Hizbollah and its sponsor Iran from spilling more innocent blood in Lebanon or anywhere in the world. The U.S. will continue to target, disrupt and dismantle Hizbollah’s financing and operational networks, and will continue to take all actions available to starve this terrorist entity of funds and support”. He further urged “all nations to designate Hizbollah as a terrorist organisation in its entirety”.
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