In addition, the other six TFTC member countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), also designated the key Hezballah-affiliated individuals and entities, which have already been on the U.S. blacklist. He has also managed "Hezbollah's" bank accounts. It is comprised of 12 members who are tasked with making the group's tactical decisions and oversee its activities countrywide. As the Secretary General and head of the Shura Council, Nasrallah is Hezbollah's highest-ranking official and exercises direct command over Hezbollah's military and security apparatus as its supreme commander, including its involvement in the war in Syria.
The move comes one day after the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on the governor of Iran's central bank, alleging it had funneled funds to Hezbollah, which the USA considers a terrorist group.
Hezbollah, which was founded after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and is classified as a terrorist organization by the US, has faced off with Israel across the decades, including in a month-long war in 2006. "It is right that Israel fully supports".
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The joint action also targeted four other individuals and entities that the USA had previously sanctioned.
The United States has imposed additional sanctions on Hezbollah leadership in Lebanon, saying it is "destabilizing the entire region". It is noted that the group is the faithful satellite of Iran, spreading the terrorist threat.
It was the third round of sanctions announced by Washington since the United States pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in defiance of worldwide warnings for the White House not to harm the landmark agreement.
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Tensions have increased among the U.S., Iran, and Shiite Muslim groups in the Middle East over the past week after President TrumpDonald John TrumpOregon governor to face state rep in November Ashford, Eastman neck and neck in Nebraska Dem primary Progressive pick Wild wins Dem primary for Pa. House seat MORE announced he would pull the U.S. from the multination Iran nuclear deal.
During that speech, Trump accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of supporting terrorism and called its role in region "sinister".
Last week, the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions against six individuals and three companies it said were funneling millions of dollars to the Revolutionary Guard's external arm, Quds Force.
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