UPDATED 6:30 AM PT — Thurs. May 17, 2018
The U.S. is working with its gulf partners to impose a third round of sanctions on Hezbollah since withdrawing from the Iran deal.
The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it’s taking action against the Iran-backed group’s leadership.
The move freezes the accounts of Hezbollah’s top two officials — Sayyed Nasrallah and Naim Qassem.
Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there is no distinction between the group’s so-called “political wing” and its terror plotting faction.
Six countries, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE joined the U.S. in imposing sanctions, calling Hezbollah a threat to regional stability.