The U.S. Treasury Department took action on Thursday to disrupt the operations and fundraising of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah organization, imposing sanctions on four people believed to be Hezbollah financiers and one firm, Global Cleaners SARL.
In a related action, the U.S. State Department sanctioned Hezbollah commander Haytham ‘Ali Tabataba’i under U.S. terrorism rules. ‘Ali Tabataba’i has commanded Hezbollah special forces, has operated in Syria and has been reported to be in Yemen.
The sanctions prevent U.S. citizens doing business with the individuals and organization. Saudi Arabia joined the United States in imposing sanctions on some of the people.
Extracted by Source: Reuters, 20 Oct. 2016