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US sanctions Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah lawmakers

US sanctions Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah lawmakers

Three top Hezbollah figures have made it to the list of sanctioned individuals by the U.S. Treasury on Tuesday. These include two members of the Lebanese Parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s security agencies. Mike Pompeo said it was to counter the Iranian-backed Hezbollah’s ’corrupting influence in Lebanon.’

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To Newsvoice: Sanction has 2 meanings: 1.a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule. "a range of sanctions aimed at deterring insider abuse" synonyms: penalty, punishment, deterrent; 2. official permission or approval for an action. Ambiguity is the death of comprehension.

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