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US sanctions 7 people over Hezbollah ties

The United States Department of State announced on Tuesday it is sanctioning seven people over their ties to Lebanese Shia political and military organization Hezbollah.

"The United States is designating seven individuals involved in financial operations with Hizballah ties to continue impeding the group's ability to operate in the global financial system," US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

Blinken claimed that the "threat" Hezbollah poses to the US, its allies and interests "calls for countries around the world to take steps to restrict its activities and disrupt its facilitation networks."

Breaking the News / NP