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August 10, 2012 3:18 pm

White House Hits Hezbollah With Sanctions

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Hezbollah flag in Syria. Photo: wiki commons.

The Hill – The Obama administration on Friday added Iranian-backed Islamic militant group Hezbollah to the list of groups sanctioned for aiding President Bashar Assad’s crackdown in Syria, a move aimed squarely at undermining Iran’s influence in the region.

“With actions such as today’s designation,” the Treasury Department said in a statement, “Treasury will continue to expose Iran’s provision of support for the Government of Syria as well as its continued support of Hizballah’s activities within Syria and throughout the region.”

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