عقوبات أميركية جديدة تطال لحزب الله/US Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah-Linked Businessmen in Lebanon

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بلينكن: حزب الله مستمر بجمع ثروات على حساب اللبنانيين
الخزانة الأميركية تؤكد أنها فرضت العقوبات في وقت يعاني فيه الاقتصاد اللبناني من “أزمة غير مسبوقة، ويمنع فيه حزب الله الإصلاحات الاقتصادية ويعطل التغيير الضروري جداً للشعب اللبناني”/العربية.نت/18 كانون الثاني/2022

عقوبات أميركية جديدة تطال لحزب الله/وكالات/18 كانون الثاني/2022

US Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah-Linked Businessmen in Lebanon
Asharq Al-Awsat/Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Sanctioning Hizballah Financiers in Lebanon
January 18/2022

U.S. Sanctions 3 Lebanese and Their Travel Agency over Alleged Hizbullah Ties
 Naharnet/January 18/2022

US Treasury Department sanctions Hezbollah-linked individuals, company
Joseph Haboush, Al Arabiya English/18 January ,2022

بلينكن: حزب الله مستمر بجمع ثروات على حساب اللبنانيين
الخزانة الأميركية تؤكد أنها فرضت العقوبات في وقت يعاني فيه الاقتصاد اللبناني من “أزمة غير مسبوقة، ويمنع فيه حزب الله الإصلاحات الاقتصادية ويعطل التغيير الضروري جداً للشعب اللبناني”
العربية.نت/18 كانون الثاني/2022
اتهم وزير الخارجية الأميركي أنتوني بلينكن اليوم الثلاثاء حزب الله اللبناني بالاستمرار في ممارسة أنشطة “غير مشروعة” وجمع ثروات على حساب الشعب اللبناني الذي يعاني من أزمة اقتصادية. ونقل عنه بيان لوزارة الخارجية الأميركية القول إن وضع ثلاثة أشخاص مرتبطين بحزب الله على قائمة العقوبات يأتي تضامنا مع الشعب اللبناني “الذي تهدد أنشطة حزب الله أمنه وسيادته”. أضاف أن “حزب الله وشركاءه مهتمون بتعزيز مصالحهم الخاصة ومصالح إيران أكثر من مصالح الشعب اللبناني”. وكانت وزارة الخزانة الأميركية قالت على موقعها الإلكتروني إن الولايات المتحدة فرضت اليوم الثلاثاء عقوبات على ثلاثة أفراد وكيان واحد مرتبطين بميليشيا حزب الله اللبنانية المدعومة من إيران. وفرضت الخزانة الأميركية عقوبات على ثلاثة ممولين لحزب الله، هم عادل دياب وعلي محمد ضعون وجهاد سالم علامه، وشركة سياحة تابعة لهم تحمل اسم “دار السلام” وتتخذ من لبنان مقراً لها. وقالت الخزانة في بيان إنها فرضت عقوبات على الأشخاص الثلاثة وشركتهم في وقت يعاني فيه الاقتصاد اللبناني من “أزمة غير مسبوقة، ويمنع فيه حزب الله، بوصفه جزءًا من الحكومة اللبنانية، الإصلاحات الاقتصادية ويعطل التغيير الضروري جداً للشعب اللبناني”. وأضاف البيان: “بهذا الإجراء، تعطل الخزانة عمل رجال الأعمال الذين يجمعون أموالاً مغسولة لصالح أنشطة حزب الله المزعزعة للاستقرار، بينما يواجه الشعب اللبناني أزمات اقتصادية وإنسانية تزداد سوءاً”. وأضافت الوزارة في البيان “من خلال رجال أعمال كهؤلاء المحددين اليوم، يصل حزب الله للدعم العيني والمالي عبر القطاع التجاري المشروع من أجل تمويل أعماله الإرهابية ومحاولاته لزعزعة استقرار المؤسسات السياسية اللبنانية”.
وأوضحت وزارة الخزانة الأميركية أن إجراء اليوم الثلاثاء يوجب فرض حظر على جميع ممتلكات رجال الأعمال الثلاثة وأعمالهم الموجودة في الولايات المتحدة وإبلاغ الوزارة بها وكذلك حظر جميع تعاملات الأميركيين المتعلقة بهذه الممتلكات. ويعاني الاقتصاد اللبناني أزمة منذ 2019 عندما انهار تحت وطأة ديون طائلة. وهوت العملة المحلية الليرة لمستوى قياسي جديد الأسبوع الماضي وسقطت قطاعات عريضة من المواطنين في براثن الفقر. وذكرت وسائل إعلام محلية أمس الاثنين أن مجلس الوزراء اللبناني سيعقد أول اجتماع له في ثلاثة أشهر الأسبوع المقبل بعد أن أنهى حزب الله وحركة أمل مطلع الأسبوع مقاطعتهما لاجتماعات الحكومة.وكان حزب الله وحركة أمل، اللتان تدعمان عددا من الوزراء، تقاطعان جلسات الحكومة بسبب نزاع بشأن تحقيق في انفجار مرفأ بيروت في 2020.

عقوبات أميركية جديدة تطال لحزب الله
وكالات/18 كانون الثاني/2022
أضافت الولايات المتحدة 3 أفراد وشركتهم إلى قائمة العقوبات لصلتهم بـ”حزب الله”. ولفتت الخزانة الأميركية إلى أن “الأفراد الذين تمت إضافتهم إلى قائمة العقوبات لصلتهم بالحزب هم جهاد سالم علامة وعلي محمد ضعون وعادل علي دياب”. وأشارت إلى أن “الشركة التي تمت إضافتها إلى قائمة العقوبات لصلتها بـ”حزب الله” هي شركة “دار السلام للسياحة والسفر” اللبنانية”. وأوضحت ان عادل دياب هو عضو في حزب الله ورجل أعمال لبناني استخدم عمله لجمع الأموال لحزب الله وتسهيل أنشطة الحزب. ويمتلك دياب أصولاً مشتركة مع علي الشاعر وهو مساعد جمع التبرعات لحزب الله حسيب محمد حدوان ، عضو الأمانة العامة لحزب الله. تم تصنيف كل من الشاعر وهدوان من قبل مكتب مراقبة الأصول الأجنبية في عام 2021 لأنشطتهما المتعلقة بحزب الله. وتم تصنيف دياب وفقًا لـ E.O. رقم 13224 ، بصيغته المعدلة ، لقيامه بمساعدة حزب الله ماديًا. أما علي محمد ضعون فهو مسؤول عن الدائرة الثانية لحزب الله. وطالته العقوبات لقيامه بمساعدة حزب الله ماديًا أو رعايته أو تقديمه ماليًا أو ماديًا أو تقنيًا أو سلعًا أو خدمات له أو لدعمه.كما طالت العقوبات عضو الحزب جهاد علامة لتوفيره الدعم المادي واللوجستي والتكنولوجي للحزب.

US Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah-Linked Businessmen in Lebanon
Asharq Al-Awsat/Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on three businessmen with ties to Hezbollah, saying their activity as financial facilitators for the Iran-backed group was exploiting Lebanon’s economic resources at a time of crisis for that country. The Treasury Department has added Adel Diab, Ali Mohamad Daoun, Jihad Salem Alame, and their company Dar Al Salam for Travel & Tourism, to its sanctions list, the department said in a statement. “Through businessmen like those designated today, Hezbollah gains access to material and financial support through the legitimate commercial sector to fund its acts of terrorism and attempts to destabilize Lebanon’s political institutions,” the US Treasury said in the statement. Lebanon’s economy has been in crisis since 2019 when it collapsed under a mountain of debt. Its currency plunged to a new low last week, and swathes of the nation have been driven into poverty.
Lebanon’s cabinet will hold its first meeting in three months next week, local media reported on Monday, after Hezbollah and another group, Amal, ended their boycott of the cabinet at the weekend. The two groups, which back several ministers, had been boycotting the cabinet in a dispute over the conduct of an investigation into a huge explosion at Beirut’s port in 2020. The US Treasury said Tuesday’s action requires all property owned by the three men and their business that is in the United States to be blocked and reported to the department, and that all transactions related to the property by U.S. citizens be prohibited.

Sanctioning Hizballah Financiers in Lebanon
January 18/2022
Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State
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.
LAMAH, Jihad Salim (Arabic: جهاد سالم علامه) (a.k.a. ALAME, Jihad Salem), Lebanon; DOB 02 Jul 1956; nationality Lebanon; Gender Male; Secondary sanctions risk: section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as amended by Executive Order 13886; Passport LR0162690 (Lebanon); Identification Number 3864865468 (Lebanon) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH).
DAOUN, Ali Mohamad (a.k.a. DA’UN, Ali Muhammad; a.k.a. DA’UN, ‘Ali Muhammad (Arabic: على محمد ضعون)), Lebanon; DOB 10 Dec 1956; nationality Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Gender Male; Secondary sanctions risk: section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as amended by Executive Order 13886; Passport 1000644893 (Lebanon) expires 03 Jan 2023 (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH).
DIAB, Adel (a.k.a. DHIYAB, ‘Adil ‘Ali (Arabic: عادل على ذياب); a.k.a. DIYAB, Adil ‘Ali; a.k.a. DIYAB, Hajj ‘Adil), Lebanon; DOB 10 Dec 1960; nationality Lebanon; Gender Male; Secondary sanctions risk: section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as amended by Executive Order 13886; Identification Number 32983326 (Lebanon) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH).
The following entity has been added to OFAC’s SDN List:
DAR AL SALAM FOR TRAVEL & TOURISM (a.k.a. DAR AL SALAM FOR TRAVEL AND TOURISM (Arabic: دار السلام للسياحة و السفر)), Lebanon; Website daralsalam-lb.com; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Secondary sanctions risk: section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, as amended by Executive Order 13886; Company Number 66002 (Lebanon) [SDGT] (Linked To: DAOUN, Ali Mohamad).

U.S. Sanctions 3 Lebanese and Their Travel Agency over Alleged Hizbullah Ties
 Naharnet/January 18/2022
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Tuesday designated three “Hizbullah-linked financial facilitators and their Lebanon-based travel company,” the Treasury said in a statement.
Specifically, OFAC designated Adel Diab, Ali Mohamad Daoun, Jihad Salem Alame, and their company, Dar Al Salam for Travel & Tourism.
“This action comes at a time in which the Lebanese economy faces an unprecedented crisis and Hizbullah, as part of Lebanon’s government, is blocking economic reforms and inhibiting much needed change for the Lebanese people,” the Treasury said in a statement.
Hizbullah’s “widespread network of financial facilitators has helped the group exploit Lebanon’s financial resources and survive the current economic crisis. Through businessmen like those designated today, Hizbullah gains access to material and financial support through the legitimate commercial sector to fund its acts of terrorism and attempts to destabilize Lebanon’s political institutions,” the statement added.
The designations of the three individuals and their firm “demonstrate Treasury’s ongoing efforts to target Hizbullah’s continued attempts to exploit the global financial sector and evade sanctions,” the statement said.
“With this action, Treasury is disrupting businessmen who raise and launder funds for Hizbullah’s destabilizing activities while the Lebanese people face worsening economic and humanitarian crises,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson.
“Hizbullah claims it supports the Lebanese people, but just like other corrupt actors in Lebanon that Treasury has designated, Hizbullah continues to profit from insulated business ventures and backdoor political deals, amassing wealth that the Lebanese people never see,” Nelson added.
The Treasury described Adel Diab as a “Hizbullah member and Lebanese businessman who used his business to raise funds for Hizbullah and facilitate Hizbullah’s activities.”
“Diab has jointly owned assets with Ali Al Sha’ir, an assistant to Hizbullah fundraiser Hasib Muhammad Hadwan, a member of Hizbullah’s General Secretariat, who works with Hizbullah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. Both Al-Sha’ir and Hadwan were designated by OFAC in 2021 for their Hizbulllah-related activities. Diab is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended, for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, Hizbullah,” the Treasury added.
Ali Mohamad Daoun is meanwhile a Hizbullah official who is “in charge of the second district for Hizbullah.”
Daoun and Jihad Salem Alame are being designated for having “materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, Hizbullah,” the Treasury said.
Diab, Daoun, and Alame together are “the founders and partners of Dar Al Salam for Travel & Tourism, a Lebanon-based travel agency that they own and operate,” the Treasury added.

US Treasury Department sanctions Hezbollah-linked individuals, company
Joseph Haboush, Al Arabiya English/18 January ,2022
“It is clear Hezbollah 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,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.The US Treasury Department has sanctioned three Lebanese men and one company for being linked to Iran-backed Hezbollah. Three men and their Lebanon-based travel company were designated for facilitating and laundering finances to Hezbollah. “This action comes at a time in which the Lebanese economy faces an unprecedented crisis and Hezbollah, as part of Lebanon’s government, is blocking economic reforms and inhibiting much needed change for the Lebanese people,” a statement from the Treasury Department said.
For his part, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson said Hezbollah was just like other corrupt actors in Lebanon. “Hezbollah continues to profit from insulated business ventures and backdoor political deals, amassing wealth that the Lebanese people never see,” he said. He added that Tuesday’s move was meant to disrupt businessmen from raising and laundering funds for the group “while the Lebanese people face worsening economic and humanitarian crises.”
“It is clear Hezbollah 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,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.While the move was welcomed by current and former US officials, a cut in staff has negatively impacted the fight against Hezbollah, one former Treasury Department official said.
“Today’s action is important, but the Treasury’s actions against Hezbollah have slowed to a crawl,” former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea told Al Arabiya English.
Citing “Spiderz,” the group of hackers that leaked names and information of people it alleged had accounts with a US-sanctioned financial arm of Hezbollah, Billingslea said the Treasury Department “knows and can do more.”But the cut in staff to “low, single digits” has impaired these efforts, he said. “The Under-Secretary needs to direct OIA and OFAC to reprioritize this mission,” Billingslea said, referring to the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Lebanon’s currency has collapsed, and an estimated 80 percent of the population lives in multidimensional poverty, according to the UN. Corruption and sectarianism have marred the country and led it to the current crisis, which Lebanese officials have yet to begin to rectify. The current government has not met in three months due to Hezbollah and its Shia ally, Amal Movement, blocking efforts to convene.