In largely symbolic move, U.S. sanctions Hezbollah's Nasrallah




 
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In largely symbolic move, U.S. sanctions Hezbollah's Nasrallah
 
September 13th, 2012  
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In largely symbolic move, U.S. sanctions Hezbollah's Nasrallah
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury sanctioned the leader of the Lebanese militant group and political movement Hezbollah on Thursday for helping Syria crush anti-government protests, as well as two other members for the group's "terrorist activities" in general. Sanctions experts described the move against Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as largely symbolic because the penalties - freezing any assets he holds in U.S. banks - had been imposed under earlier U.S. sanctions. The Treasury said it had "designated" Nasrallah under U.S. ...




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