Bassil Denies Request for Slashing U.S. Sanctions


Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Jebran Bassil denied reports on Friday claiming he asked the United States to stop sanctions imposed on him earlier this month.

Bassil’s press office said in a statement the report was “unfounded,” and that Bassil has not yet taken any measure in that regard.

It added that discussions are underway between the FPM chief and a group of administrative, legal and political experts to study the means to uncover the truth behind the sanctions.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on the son-in-law of President Michel Aoun, Bassil, saying he is “at the forefront of corruption” in Lebanon.

Bassil said he will challenge the sanctions in American courts and demand financial and moral compensation.

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Thumb janoubi 20 November 2020, 11:44

باسيل يرجو واشنطن رفع العقوبات: «مستعد للابتعاد عن كل ما يتعارض مع سياستكم»باسيل-يرجو-واشنطن-رفع-العقوبات-مستعد/

Missing kazan 20 November 2020, 13:57

in line with the say:
"You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl."

In his case: " branded as a thief, for the world you remain a thief."