Pompeo Says U.S. to Mull Sanctions on Anyone who Backs Hizbullah

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announced that Washington might impose sanctions on anyone who backs or deals with Hizbullah.

Asked about reports that the U.S. intends to slap sanctions on Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and his AMAL Movement, Pompeo said during a press conference that Washington will consider sanctions against anyone who supports or deals with the Tehran-backed party.

And noting that Hizbullah is not a political movement but rather an armed group, the top U.S. diplomat said he told Lebanese officials during his recent visit to Beirut that the U.S. will not tolerate Hizbullah's continued growth and rise in Lebanon and the region.

Earlier in the day, Lebanese Ambassador to the U.S. Gaby Issa said reports claiming that Berri will be placed on a U.S. sanctions list were unfounded.

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Comments 4
Thumb whyaskwhy 08 April 2019, 18:55

The Ambassador would not dare place Berri on the naughty list. After all that could mean three gas stations would seize to exist in Dearborn...

Thumb doodle-dude 08 April 2019, 19:08

Pompeo should mull sanctions on blablablablablabla's deep and wide luv tunnel as it is the main source of income that he uses to finance Shiism and terrorism.

Thumb thepatriot 09 April 2019, 11:39

Start with Michel Aoun!

https://www.orient-news.net/en/news_show/132064/0/Lebanon’s-Aoun-defends-Hezbollah-weapons

Thumb tric.portugal 09 April 2019, 13:55

The American evangelicals wants to destroy the Christianity in Lebanon in the name of Torah... Convert or die...