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  7/23/2014, Tammuz 25, 5774

U.S. Lawmakers Broaden the Sanctions on Hezbollah


U.S. lawmakers voted Tuesday to thwart efforts to fund Hezbollah by punishing banks and other financial organizations that help the funneling of money to the Lebanese terrorist group.

According to AFP, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to broaden financial sector sanctions on Hezbollah and allow the Treasury more power to "relentlessly" pursue foreign banks, including central banks, that do business with the group that Washington designated a foreign terrorist organization in 1995.