U.S. targets Hezbollah for Syrian support
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has overseen the group's efforts to aid the Assad regime the Treasury Department said.
August 10th, 2012
11:43 AM ET

U.S. targets Hezbollah for Syrian support

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced an extension of sanctions against Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based Shiite militant group, for its support of the Syrian government.

Hezbollah, which the United States has long designated a terrorist organization supported by Iran, has provided training, advice and extensive logistical support to President Bashar al-Assad's military campaign against an uprising that began last March, the department reported.

The agency accused the group of directly training Syrian government personnel inside Syria, and facilitating the training of Syrian forces by the Quds Force, an elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.

"Hizballah's extensive support to the Syrian government's violent suppression of the Syrian people exposes the true nature of this terrorist organization and its destabilizing presence in the region," Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen said in a written statement announcing the sanctions.


Filed under: Assad • Hezbollah • Iran • Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps • Lebanon • Quds Force • Sanctions • Security Brief • Syria • Treasury
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  9. uhadit

    When Americans can support the terrorist in Syria, why cannot Hizbullah support the legitimate elected govt of Syria, Americans are the worlds terrorist & supporters of terrorism around the world

    August 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Reply
    • OffTheWorldPolitics

      Because the elected government is killing innocent civilians. The people asked for the help of U.S.!

      August 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Reply
      • martin marteen

        Let's be realistic. Truth depends on whose ox is being gored. We like to protect Israeli intersts, first and foremost. Not a good idea. Machiavelli would not have approved. People should protect their own intersts first. No, not to ride rough shod over others. One can temper one's urges. Civilians get killed both sides. Not new. Look at all the innocent palestinian children killed, we don't sanction Israel or aid the palestinians, other than token gestures of picking up the dead and wounded , and sending aid packages.Romney , if elected must look at the returns one gets from wars. It is a business. We musgt break up the military industrail governmental alliance.

        August 12, 2012 at 11:14 am |
      • OffTheWorldPolitics

        Don't be ridiculous. Nato represents Western Liberal Democracy. If you would rather live under Communism or Sharia law your welcome to it, but Liberal Democracy needs to be defended. I must agree that there is some social decay (Jersey Shore, Call of Duty), but Western Liberal Democracy is still the best system of government in the world. I stand by it 100%. I don't agree in fighting a war for Israel, but if Israel needed support, then the U.S. is obligated.

        August 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
      • uhadit

        The Majority Sect people Of Bahrain are also being killed by the Goverment of Bahrain & asking for help why does not the World Terrorist & self appointed policeman of the world Ugly Swines Of America help the people of Bahrain

        August 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
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  11. saeed

    usa targets nobody usa and britain are reeeta,rdded countrys look at the olympics in london china has 37 gold and all by chinese athletes usa and britain and australia half of all the gold all this countries have are by african athletes and there half breeds usa and britain even cheat at the olympics. usa and britain are the laughing stock of the world usa and britain are not telling a joke they are a joke. what can i say when one is brought up in whhoo,ore house like britain and ireland then one does not understand that one can win in a fair straight way when ones mother is whooorre in that whooorree house then it only makes it worst.

    August 11, 2012 at 8:44 am | Reply
    • gman19

      Poor Saeed, you seem upset because, what was it, Britain and the U.S. beat your wh. ore mother at the olympics? Poor old chap is having a bad day.

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  12. George Patton

    I was wondering just when the right-wing thugs in Washington were going to get around to this. Now they want to starve the Hezbollah into submission to their will. How disgusting!!!

    August 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  13. Everett Wallace

    take another look at hezbollah isreal, they are not all bad and see if they would share some fighting tecniques against the moooooooslims, they can get a JOB and earn their pay, atleast his breath does not stink and keep the turban it suits them it's a good look. I know the difference, now this man I would consider a malcom x type of person, I can meet Him and his advisors.

    August 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Reply
  14. Ve have Vays

    So Barry needs Hezbollah to help aga7nst Syria? what a joke...

    August 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
    • ed gein

      Let me guess.....you're one of the 40 million or so Americans who are "functionally illiterate."

      August 11, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
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