Report: Visiting FBI Head Warned Lebanon of Possible Sanctions


FBI Director Christopher Wray emphasized in his meetings with Lebanese officials on the need for the government to abide by “Washington's decisions on Hizbullah's activities and its members around the world,” hinting that “sanctions could be imposed on Lebanon if it does not respect the U.S. interests,” a media report said.

Wray specifically referred to “the attempt by President Donald Trump's administration to fight the party financially through unveiling its global accounts and activities,” senior political sources told Kuwait's al-Jarida newspaper in remarks published Sunday.

“Wray sensed that President Michel Aoun was responsive in this regard,” the sources added, noting that “the two sides discussed means to boost cooperation and and continue the implementation of programs dedicated to exchanging information between the FBI and Lebanon's security agencies.”

In a statement, the U.S. embassy in Beirut had said that Wray visited Lebanon to “reaffirm the U.S. government’s commitment to the Lebanese-American partnership.”

Accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard, Wray met with Aoun, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, and Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri, among other senior Lebanese officials.

“They discussed issues relating to the close law enforcement and security cooperation between the United States and Lebanon,” the embassy added.

It also underscored that Lebanon is “a key partner on law enforcement, including the fight against terrorism and the preservation of cultural heritage through preventing antiquities trafficking,” adding that Wray’s visit “highlights the importance that the United States places on its relationship with Lebanon, and our continued commitment to the security of both the United States and Lebanon.”

Comments 6
Thumb s.o.s 23 September 2018, 14:59

They have to find a way to only target the Shia from Amal hizbala and FPM supporters.

Thumb whyaskwhy 23 September 2018, 16:52

Sadly they cannot and will target all of Lebanon. This is not new the US had done this in the past. Lebanon's economy will pay a price. Iran and Syria will be happy and Clown will get older and fatter.

Thumb tric.portugal 23 September 2018, 18:37

the killers of the cristhianity in Levant !!! USA Administration the extreminator of the cristhians comunities in Levant in name of USA+Daesh interest in the region...

Thumb tric.portugal 23 September 2018, 18:38

...convert or die...USA=Daesh

Thumb tric.portugal 23 September 2018, 18:41

After what the USA administration donne to the Cristhianity in Iraque an Syria...convert or die...

Thumb tric.portugal 24 September 2018, 01:03

Israel atacked the Russian Cristhianity Army in Syria....and the silence of the West !!! ...the West declare war to the Russian Cristhianity !!!...and to Russian Militar Plan for the return of meca´s clear that the NATO defends the Islamization of Lebanon !!