The US has approved Hezbollah's leader for destabilizing actions with Iran in the Middle East in a joint action with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and three other golfing partners.
Hassan Nasrallah was sanctioned for his activities on behalf of Hezbollah. which he has led since 1992, the Ministry of Finance said Wednesday. Members of the newly created Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center, which includes Oman, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, joined the sanctions. The US Treasury previously sanctioned Nasrallah for disrupting the Middle East Peace Process in 1995 and for action in Syria in 2012.
The joint action was also directed against four other individuals and organizations previously sanctioned by the US
of great value for international security by disrupting the destabilizing influence of Iran and Hezbollah in the region, "said US Secretary of State Steven Mnuchin issued a statement, "By targeting Hezbollah's Shura Council, our nations collectively rejected the false distinction between a so-called" political wing "and Hezbollah's global terrorist plot." [1
The Ministry of Finance said Wednesday's sanctions would be a continuation of its policy to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear program to address "Iran's malignant activities and regional destabilizing behavior, including Hezbollah." Since President Donald Trump announced the political change in Iran, the US has sanctioned the central bank Governor and a currency network linked to Iran
The US movement comes just over a week after Hezbollah and its political allies proved to be the most powerful alliance in the next Lebanese parliament. This electoral success has geopolitical implications, with growing concern in the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia over Iran's growing influence in the Middle East. President Donald Trump called this influence this month a reason to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear program with other world powers.
Hezbollah, founded in 1982 after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and classified by the US as a terrorist organization, has faced Israel over the decades, including in a one-month war in 2006.  Nasrallah struck after A conciliatory vote was made in Lebanon and urged the groups to work together to address the country's problems and asked their followers not to be ashamed.
– With the support of Dana Khraiche