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Lebanon's leader challenges US sanctions against son-in-law

Lebanon's leader challenges US sanctions against son-in-lawLebanon’s leader on Saturday asked the United States to offer evidence to back up new sanctions against the former Lebanese foreign minister, who is an important political ally of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group. President Michel Aoun asked the Lebanese foreign ministry to make the necessary contacts to secure any evidence and documents that prompted the U.S. Treasury sanctions on Gebran Bassil, who leads the largest bloc in parliament and is also the president’s son-in-law. The move against Bassil on Friday was a major expansion of the scope of U.S. sanctions targeting Hezbollah’s political partners in Lebanon.

Lebanon’s leader on Saturday asked the United States to offer evidence to back up new sanctions against the former Lebanese foreign minister, who is an important political ally of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group. President Michel Aoun asked the Lebanese foreign ministry to make the necessary contacts to secure any evidence and documents that prompted the U.S. Treasury sanctions on Gebran Bassil, who leads the largest bloc in parliament and is also the president’s son-in-law. The move against Bassil on Friday was a major expansion of the scope of U.S. sanctions targeting Hezbollah’s political partners in Lebanon.Read More

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