US State Department – Sanctioning Hizballah Financiers

Washington, DC (STL.News) Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the following statement:

The United States is designating three Hizballah-linked financial facilitators and their Lebanon-based travel company. We are taking this action in solidarity with the Lebanese people, whose security and sovereignty remains threatened by Hizballah’s corrupt and destabilizing activities.

Individuals Adel Diab, Ali Mohamad Daoun, and Jihad Salem Alame, and business Dar Al Salam for Travel & Tourism were designated under Executive Order 13224, as amended, which targets terrorists, leaders, and officials of terrorist groups, and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

As the Lebanese people suffer an economic crisis of historic proportions, Hizballah continues to engage in illicit activity and amass wealth at the expense of the Lebanese people.  It is clear Hizballah and its associates are more concerned with advancing their own interests and those of their patron, Iran, than the best interests of the Lebanese people.  For more information on today’s action, please see the Department of the Treasury’s press release.