Of primary concern is the fate of Assad's huge arsenal of missiles, rockets, and chemical weapons, which could fall into the hands of jihadists in Syria or Hizballah
Then, in March 2009, just weeks after the Administration nominated the first US ambassador to Damascus since the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri, President Asad hosted Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Hizballah
leader Hassan Nasrallah, and publicly mocked Secretary of State Clinton.
(2) We need only look to the examples of Hizballah
, al Qaeda in Iraq, and the Taliban for evidence as to how these organizations exploit criminal activities for their own nefarious purposes.
They then examine Iran's connections with Hizballah
, Hamas, and other organizations and analyze Iran's nuclear ambitions and capabilities, as well as their ballistic missile, chemical, and biological capabilities.
One very important one was held there in June 1996, for the creation of Hezbollah (also HizbAllah
) International, to transform Iran's Hezbollah terror units into "the vanguard of the revolution" around the globe and more carefully integrate and coordinate their activities with other terror groups.
demands remain unmet, including disarmament of Hizballah
, demarcation of the border, and establishment of diplomatic relations.
The Global War on Terrorism demands that we focus on what Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage called the "A-Team of Terrorism." Hizballah
, which means the Party of God, is a political and social movement that arose among Lebanon's Shi'a's in response to the Islamic revolution in Iran.
"Over the past year, the IRGC-QF has moved oil worth hundreds of millions of dollars or more through this network for the benefit of the brutal Assad regime, Hizballah
and other illicit actors," OFAC said.
"For decades, Hizballah
has threatened the stability and security of Lebanon and the region by perpetrating terrorism against innocent civilians, needlessly exposing Lebanon to significant economic and financial risks, and undermining Lebanon's sovereignty and democratic institutions.
WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned on Thursday the Lebanon-based Jammal Trust Bank SAL (Jammal Trust) for "supporting Hizballah
's illicit financial and banking activities." Jammal Trust has a longstanding relationship with a key Hizballah
financial entity and provides financial services to the Martyrs Foundation and companies controlled by Hizballah
's Executive Council, according to a statement by the OFAC.
Earlier this year, OFAC sanctioned two individuals and three entities it alleged were "evasion conduits for major Hizballah
financiers," and, in a separate action, designated Kassem Chams and his money service business, Chams Exchange.