Report: Hizbullah Says U.S. Sanctions against Party ‘Valueless’


Hizbullah described the latest U.S. sanctions against the party’s leadership as “worthless,” saying they will have no impact on the upcoming political entitlements in Lebanon including the election of a parliament speaker and the government formation, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday.

“The U.S. sanctions will have no impact on the mechanism of the political process of electing a speaker, deputy speaker and the parliament bureau, nor do they have an impact on the parliamentary consultations or the government formation,” a Hizbullah source told the daily on condition of anonymity.

“These decisions have no value or political effect. They will not resonate with the peoples and free countries in the region and the world,” he added.

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday slapped sanctions on two alleged Hizbullah financiers and five companies allegedly linked to the Iran-backed Lebanese group.

“We have been accused in the past and listed as terrorists because of our commitment to resist the Israeli enemy, and for liberating our land. Today we are again accused because of our serious resistance against Takfiri terrorism,” he said.

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Thumb justin 18 May 2018, 10:11

مسؤول في وزارة الخزانة الأميركية: 700 مليون دولار تحول شهريا إلى حسن نصر الله من طهران وهو تحرك يأتي بأوامر من قاسم سليماني.۔03:36

Thumb eagledawn 18 May 2018, 12:11

"chrisrushlau 9 minutes ago

The only thing made in Lebanon is Hezbullah. This is self-evident."

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 18 May 2018, 19:19

You want to make a Hezbullah member laugh, tell him that Hezbullah is made in Lebanon.

Missing un520 18 May 2018, 11:40 are your weapons, unless we talk about a negative value keeping in mind the repercussions we all will feel from our neighbour to the south the moment you start using them..

Thumb eagledawn 18 May 2018, 12:19

Making The World a Better Place
Blacklisting One Shia Terrorist At a Time

Thumb s.o.s 18 May 2018, 13:43

God bless America and the President of the Free World Donald J. Trump.

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 May 2018, 21:24

The kid represents Kizballah truly, young, impressionable and senseless, controllable with alliance to hand it depends on without a singular care for the environment around it.

Thumb shab 19 May 2018, 00:02

Clearly they are hurt by the sanctions.

Missing phillipo 19 May 2018, 11:46

Let us see how they react when the US informs Lebanese banks etc that they can co-operate with Hizballah or US, but not with both.

Thumb extraterrestrial.alien 19 May 2018, 22:25

This might come as a surprise to you but Lebanese banks do not co-operate with Hizbullah to begin with. Hizbullah does not use Lebanese banks. It operates almost exclusively underground in the black market. It's a drain on the Lebanese economy, everybody knows this but wadayagonnado.