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Report: U.S. to Invite Lebanon to Iran Talks as Hizbullah Sanctions Loom

Washington has hinted that new sanctions on Hizbullah are coming and it intends to address an invitation to Lebanon to attend an international conference on Iran that will be held in Poland on February 13-14, a media report said.

"The conference will bring together the biggest Arab, international and regional gathering in the face of Iran and Hizbullah," Saudi daily Asharq al-Awsat quoted unnamed sources as saying in remarks published Monday.

Turning to U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale's ongoing visit to Lebanon, the newspaper quoted Lebanese sources informed on the visit that Hale "has expressed Washington's concern over the destabilizing activities of Iran and Hizbullah in Lebanon and Syria.”

Hale has also “hinted that there will be new sanctions on Iran, Hizbullah and anyone linked to them,” the sources said.


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