Report: New U.S. Bill Increases Sanctions on Hizbullah

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U.S. sanctions against Hizbullah is back in the spotlight following a proposal reportedly put forward by two U.S. MPs at the House of Representatives for a bill that “increases pressure and sanctions on the party,” al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

The bill will be subject to voting at the Foreign Affairs Committee and the House of Representatives, it added.

It includes the call of President Donald Trump to determine whether Hizbullah should be labeled as a “transnational criminal organization or an important foreign drug trafficking organization.”

If the party is named one of these two descriptions, this allows the US Treasury Department, in cooperation with the Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs, to impose additional sanctions on the party and its affiliates abroad and its supporters.

Hizbullah is branded a "terrorist" organization by the United States and targeted with economic sanctions.

Comments 15
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 23 February 2018, 11:15

Mr. President, as a Lebanese citizen very familiar with this evil group I urge you to label them as a “transnational criminal organization and an important foreign drug trafficking organization.”

Thumb Southern......... 23 February 2018, 11:15

so where is the news here! we know that election is due shortly but the dumb americans don't know that these unjustified actions will only increase the voters in favor of the party. go on doing the campaign for free.

Thumb _citizen_ 24 February 2018, 07:35

ironic you call yourself 'patriotic' and yet you admit you are a slave to Iran.

Thumb Mystic 23 February 2018, 11:16

So they believe that Hezbollah will now drop their arms and surrender?

America think a Resistance is all about money, even in the 80s when the Resistance had no money and Iran was at war with Iraq, we could still force out the American bastards from Beirut.

Thumb joebustani 23 February 2018, 11:25

bless anyone person, entity, organization, brigade or country that inflicts extreme pain and unbearable suffering, death, torture, and destruction upon the iranian sectarian terrorist militia and its members, sponsors, supporters or followers wherever they may be.

Thumb Mystic 23 February 2018, 13:59

I could give you a great suffering to little man.

Thumb justin 23 February 2018, 11:28

lol @patriotic(mystic);)

Thumb ashtah 23 February 2018, 14:24

good eye @justin figuring out the irani with multiple user names!

Thumb s.o.s 23 February 2018, 15:13

Shukran Amreeka. God bless the Trump administration. We’re willing to fight the terrorists, just send us loads of weapons.

Thumb whyaskwhy 23 February 2018, 23:25

Slowly but surely the noose will tighten around Kizballahs neck. There are a few countries who support them such as North Korea and the majority who have recognized them for whom they really are a terror organisation that is only willing to wage war against civilians in Lebanon or Syria. Israel toys with them at will and they do nothing but threaten their terror with words. Traitors to Lebanon and to the community they enjoy living in.

Thumb Machia 23 February 2018, 23:57

Here we go again the Israeli comments brigade is back at it.
The only reason the US is imposing more sanctions on Hezbollah is not because they care about Lebanon or the US. They are doing it to protect Israel.
The sanctions will hurt Lebanon and make Hezbollah stronger but then US politicians don’t care as long as they receive the support of the Israeli lobby. Same case with guns and the NRA. Who cares that school kids are dying by the dozens from the lack of gun laws in the US, as long the NRA is supporting the politicians. If American politicians don’t care about their own children, you think they care about us?

Thumb Machia 24 February 2018, 00:03

We are but a pawn for them. And Israel will be happiest if we start killing one another again. The way the Syrians are doing it. This is why you have those vicious comments on Naharnet. They are Israeli bots. They probably taught the Russians how to saw division in the US and interfere in the US presidential elections.

Thumb s.o.s 24 February 2018, 00:36

What do you smoke? Kalset? Are you hanging out at Hassan Escobar’s again? Machia, bad boy! Bad bad boy!

Thumb warrior 24 February 2018, 04:13

You know nothing about the American constitution, politics and what drives the U.S decision making process. You try to sound smart and in a typical M.E fashion you succumb to the conspiracy theory.

If you are happy with what hezb of iran is doing to Lebanon, its economy and people then join them and become a drug dealer if you are not already one.

Calling people israeli bots does not make you sound smart, stupid!

Thumb _citizen_ 24 February 2018, 07:33

lol @Machia
He found himself the last few days;)