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US House Passes Bill to Block Hezbollah from International Financial System

Bill also targets Al-Manar TV

Press TV December 16, 2015

The US House of Representatives has approved sanctions against banks that do business with the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.

Lawmakers unanimously voted for the imposition of the sanctions in a bill that will be sent to the White House for US President Barack Obama’s signature.

Following a unanimous one in the US Senate on November 17, the House voted for the measure 422 to 0 .

The bill also targets the resistance movement’s television channel Al-Manar through attempts to cut the broadcast of satellite operators that air the channel’s programs.

Meanwhile, a senior administration official told AFP that the president will sign the legislation, adding the White House and the US Congress have been working together for long “to intensify the pressure” on the organization, which the official described as a “terrorist.”

This is while Hezbollah fighters have been engaged in battles against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Syria.

Apart from pressuring banks that knowingly do business with the group, the bill also requires the White House to present reports to the Congress in regard to Hezbollah’s operations.

The organization has been accused by the US of committing “terrorism” while its fighters keep advancing against the ISIL militants, originally trained and funded by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the government of Syrian President Basher al-Assad.

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  1. Hmmm, seems Arab Sat knew in advance? Not to worry–if the Israeli bombing of the Al Manar station couldn’t keep them off the air, I don’t think some American finger-wagging will bother them. As for banks, nothing new there, as Hezbollah and anything, anyone affiliated with Hezbollah have been “designated” and “sanctioned” by various divisions of the US Government for many years–as much a PR media stunt as anything.


    Comment by Brenda | December 17, 2015 | Reply

  2. This is a tribute to Hezbollah, a mark of its effectiveness. Hezbollah is all that stands between the genocidal Zionist enterprise and the ethnic cleansing and annexation of southern Lebanon. All honour to them!


    Comment by traducteur | December 17, 2015 | Reply

  3. The USA want’s to put sanctions on Banks that have dealings with Hezbollah, but has allowed the CEO’s of American and British banks to escape without sanction in laundering Billions of dollars in illegal drug proceeds.
    Not only that, America either hasn’t bothered to trace the destination of the drug proceeds, or, has no intention of doing so.
    If you or I deposited funds into a bank, but later wanted to trace the destination of the funds it could do so, otherwise the system wouldn’t work.
    The USA armed forces also patrol the Opium Poppy fields in Afghanistan, where drug production has skyrocketed since the USA invaded that country.
    Join the dots and follow the money……………………..


    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | December 17, 2015 | Reply

  4. Astounding — unanimous — hypocrisy, to be sealed by POTUS’ pen. I am nearly speechless and wordless. Zionism on steroids, driven by arrogance and a dangerous criminal psychosis that can erupt at any moment when its fever needs to be slaked….


    Comment by roberthstiver | December 18, 2015 | Reply

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