US, Gulf states designate Hezbollah chief Nasrallah as terror sponsor/دول الخليج وأميركا تدرج 10 من حزب الله على قائمة الإرهاب من بينهم نصرالله وقاسم ويزبك وخليل

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Lebanese Hezbollah militants carry the coffin of a comrade during his funeral in the eastern city of Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley on October 8, 2012. More than 2,000 Hezbollah supporters gathered in the Bekaa Valley of eastern Lebanon to bury one of their fighters who a security source said was killed in the border area with Syria. AFP PHOTO/STR / AFP PHOTO / STR

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Treasury and the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center Partner Together to Sanction Hizballah’s Senior Leadership
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MAY 16, 2018
WASHINGTON – Today, the seven member nations of the Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center (TFTC) took significant actions to disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group by designating the senior leadership of Lebanese Hizballah. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the co-chair of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), and the other TFTC member states – the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – designated members of Hizballah’s Shura Council, the primary decision-making body of Hizballah. Specifically, OFAC, together with Gulf partners, designated Hasan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hizballah. OFAC and the TFTC nations further designated Naim Qasim, Muhammad Yazbak, Husayn Al- Khalil, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. In addition, TFTC Member States also designated the following key Hizballah-affiliated individuals and entities: Talal Hamiyah, Ali Youssef Charara, Spectrum Group, Hasan Ebrahimi, Maher Trading, Hashem Safieddine, Adham Tabaja, Al-Inmaa Group, and Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting, all of whom were previously designated by the U.S.

“The TFTC again demonstrated its great value to international security by disrupting Iran and Hizballah’s destabilizing influence in the region. By targeting Hizballah’s Shura Council, our nations collectively rejected the false distinction between a so-called ‘Political Wing’ and Hizballah’s global terrorist plotting,” said Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin. “Under the dictates of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), Secretary General and head of the Shura Council Hasan Nasrallah is prolonging the human suffering in Syria, fueling the violence in Iraq and Yemen, putting the Lebanese state and the Lebanese people at risk, and destabilizing the entire region.”

This is the second TFTC designation action since the center was announced on May 21, 2017. The TFTC is a bold and historic effort to expand and strengthen the seven member states’ cooperation to counter the financing of terrorism. The TFTC facilitates coordinated disruptive actions, sharing of financial intelligence information, and member state capacity-building to target terrorist financing networks and related activities that pose national security threats to TFTC members.

These designations follow President Trump’s decision last week to cease U.S. participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and to begin reimposing U.S. nuclear-related sanctions on the Iranian regime. They are in furtherance of the goal of addressing the totality of Iran’s malign activities and regionally destabilizing behavior, including that of Hizballah. These designations complement disruptive action Treasury took last week to shut down an extensive currency exchange network in Iran and the UAE that was transferring millions to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), and they build upon actions taken yesterday targeting Iran’s Central Bank Governor and Iraqi-based al-Bilad Islamic Bank for moving millions of dollars for the IRGC-QF to enrich and support the violent and radical agenda of Hizballah. Today’s action also expands the number of Hizballah-related individuals and entities designated by Gulf states, building upon prior actions by the Gulf Cooperation Council in March 2016.

BACKGROUND ON THE SHURA COUNCIL
The Shura Council is Hizballah’s supreme decision-making body responsible for religious, military, and strategic matters and asserts control over administrative, planning, and policy-making authorities. In the event of a deadlock in the Shura Council, the Supreme Leader of Iran casts the deciding vote. There are five subordinate councils of the Shura Council: (1) the Executive Council, which oversees the daily activities of Hizballah; (2) the Parliamentary Council, which selects Hizballah’s nominees for parliamentary elections and ensures that the parliamentary representatives carry out the Shura Council’s decisions and policies; (3) the Political Council, which manages relationships with Lebanon’s political parties; (4) the Jihad Council, which oversees all of Hizballah’s military and security operations, deliberates on fighting strategy and tactics, and assesses threats to the organization; and (5) the Judicial Council, which organizes judicial representatives who work with Hizballah on conflict resolution and ensures compliance with their law.

HASAN NASRALLAH
Hasan Nasrallah (Nasrallah) was designated for acting for or on behalf of Hizballah, which he has led since 1992. As the Secretary General and head of the Shura Council, Nasrallah is Hizballah’s highest-ranking official and exercises direct command over Hizballah’s military and security apparatus as its supreme commander, including its involvement in the war in Syria. Nasrallah has stated that Hizballah’s intervention in the war in Syria marked a completely new phase for the organization, sending military forces abroad to protect its interests.

OFAC previously designated Nasrallah as a Specially Designated Terrorist pursuant to E.O. 12947, “Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process,” on January 23, 1995, and pursuant to E.O. 13582, “Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to Syria,” on September 13, 2012.

NAIM QASIM
OFAC and the TFTC designated Naim Qasim (Qasim) for acting for or on behalf of Hizballah. Qasim is the Deputy Secretary General of Hizballah, which he joined in the early 1980s. Before ascending to his current position, he served as the Deputy President of the Executive Council. Qasim has stated that Hizballah does not separate its military and political wings. Specifically, he has said that Hizballah “has one single leadership, and its name is the Decision Making Shura Council. It manages the political activity, the jihad activity, the cultural activity, and the social activities.”

MUHAMMAD YAZBAK
OFAC and the TFTC designated Muhammad Yazbak (Yazbak), one of Hizballah’s original founders, for acting for or on behalf of Hizballah. Yazbak is the current leader of the Judicial Council and has overseen a military command in central Lebanon that provides logistical and training support to Hizballah. He has supervised training camps and the smuggling of weapons, and hosted experts from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to train Hizballah fighters on weapons systems. Yazbak has also managed Hizballah’s bank accounts.

HUSAYN AL-KHALIL
OFAC and the TFTC designated Husayn Al-Khalil, Hasan Nasrallah’s political advisor, for acting for or on behalf of Hizballah. Previously, he was one of several senior Hizballah commanders who shared responsibility for the group’s special operations in Europe.

IBRAHIM AL-AMIN AL-SAYYID
OFAC and the TFTC designated Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid (al-Sayyid) for acting for or on behalf of Hizballah. Al-Sayyid is the head of Hizballah’s Political Council. He was Hizballah’s first official spokesperson and was involved in the formation of Hizballah.

As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of Hasan Nasrallah, Naim Qasim, Muhammad Yazbak, Husayn Khalil, and Ibrahim Amin al-Sayyid that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons must be blocked and reported to OFAC. OFAC’s regulations generally prohibit all dealings by U.S. persons or within (or transiting) the United States that involve any property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons.

Each of the five individuals designated today are subject to secondary sanctions pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations, which implement the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015. Pursuant to this authority, OFAC can prohibit or impose strict conditions on opening or maintaining in the United States a correspondent account or a payable-through account by a foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates a significant transaction for Hizballah, or a person acting on behalf of, at the direction of, or that is owned or controlled by, Hizballah.

Additional TFTC Member State Designations:

TALAL HAMIYAH
Talal Hamiyah (Hamiyah) is the head of Hizballah’s External Security Organization (ESO), which maintains organized cells worldwide. The ESO is the Hizballah element responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of terrorist attacks outside of Lebanon. OFAC designated Hamiyah on September 13, 2012 pursuant to E.O. 13224.
HASHEM SAFIEDDINE
Hashem Safieddine (Safieddine) is a senior leader in Hizballah and a key member of Hizballah’s executive council. The Department of State designated Safieddine on May 19, 2017 pursuant to E.O. 13224. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joined the United States in designating Safieddine on the same day.
ALI YOUSSEF CHARARA AND SPECTRUM GROUP
Ali Charara (Charara) has facilitated commercial investments on behalf of Hizballah. Charara’s company, Spectrum Investment Group Holding SAL, is a Lebanon-based telecommunications company that provides integrated telecommunications services in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. OFAC designated Charara and the Spectrum Group pursuant to E.O. 13224 on January 7, 2016.

ADHAM TABAJA, AL-INMAA GROUP, AND AL-INMAA ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING
Adham Tabaja (Tabaja) maintains direct ties to senior Hizballah organizational elements, including the terrorist group’s operational component, the Islamic Jihad, and holds properties in Lebanon on behalf of the group. Tabaja is the majority owner of the Lebanon-based real estate development and construction firm Al-Inmaa Group. The company’s subsidiaries include Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting which has been used by Hizballah as an investment mechanism. Tabaja has used the Iraqi branches of Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting to obtain oil and construction development projects in Iraq that provide both financial support and organizational infrastructure to Hizballah. OFAC designated Tabaja, Al-Inmaa Group, and Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting pursuant to E.O. 13224 on June 10, 2015. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia designated Tabaja, Al-Inmaa Group, and Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting in November 2015.

HASAN EBRAHIMI AND MAHER TRADING
Hasan Ebrahimi, an IRGC-QF official based in Beirut, Lebanon has facilitated cash transfers to Hizballah worth millions of dollars. Ebrahimi is the manager of Maher Trading, which has been used to launder funds and smuggle goods to Hizballah. OFAC designated Ebrahimi and Maher Trading pursuant to E.O. 13224 on February 3, 2017.

Identifying information on the individuals designated today. Click on the Link below
https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20180516.aspx

عقوبات أميركية جديدة تطال حسن نصر الله ونائبه
المصدر: دبي ـ العربية.نت/16 أيار/18
أعلن بيان لوزارة الخزانة الأميركية، الأربعاء، فرض عقوبات جديدة على أفراد مرتبطين بميليشيات حزب الله اللبنانية.
وذكر البيان أن العقوبات الجديدة تستهدف الأمين العام لحزب الله، حسن نصر الله، ونائبه نعيم قاسم وآخرين.
إلى ذلك، أعلنت السعودية، ممثلة في رئاسة أمن الدولة، أن دول الخليج صنفت 10 شخصيات في ميليشيات حزب الله اللبناني على قائمة الإرهاب، بالإضافة إلى 4 كيانات.
ومن الشخصيات خمسة أعضاء تابعين لمجلس شورى حزب الله المعني باتخاذ قرارات الحزب، وبشكل خاص هم حسن نصر الله، نعيم قاسم، محمد يزبك، حسين خليل، وإبراهيم أمين السيد، وخمسة أسماء لارتباطهم بأنشطة داعمة لحزب الله الإرهابي وهم طلال حميه، علي يوسف شراره، مجموعة سبيكترم “الطيف”، حسن إبراهيمي، شركة ماهر للتجارة والمقاولات، عملاً بنظام مكافحة جرائم الإرهاب وتمويله في المملكة العربية السعودية الصادر بالأمر الملكي رقم (أ/21) وتاريخ 12/2/1439هـ وبما يتماشى مع قرار الأمم المتحدة رقم 1373 (2001)، الذي يستهدف الإرهابيين والذين يقدمون الدعم للإرهابيين أو الأعمال الإرهابية.
وحسب بيان لرئاسة أمن الدولة في السعودية، تم القيام بهذا التصنيف بالشراكة مع الولايات المتحدة الأميركية (الرئيس المشارك لمركز استهداف تمويل الإرهاب)، بالإضافة إلى جميع الدول الأعضاء في مركز استهداف تمويل الإرهاب: مملكة البحرين، دولة الكويت، سلطنة عمان، دولة قطر، ودولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

دول الخليج تدرج 10 من حزب الله على قائمة الإرهاب
المصدر: دبي ـ العربية.نت/16 أيار/18
أعلنت السعودية، ممثلة في رئاسة أمن الدولة، أن دول الخليج صنفت 10 شخصيات في ميليشيات حزب الله اللبناني على قائمة الإرهاب، بالإضافة إلى 4 كيانات.
ومن الشخصيات خمسة أعضاء تابعين لمجلس شورى حزب الله المعني باتخاذ قرارات الحزب، وبشكل خاص هم حسن نصر الله، نعيم قاسم، محمد يزبك، حسين خليل، وإبراهيم أمين السيد، وخمسة أسماء لارتباطهم بأنشطة داعمة لحزب الله الإرهابي وهم طلال حميه، علي يوسف شراره، مجموعة سبيكترم “الطيف”، حسن إبراهيمي، شركة ماهر للتجارة والمقاولات، عملاً بنظام مكافحة جرائم الإرهاب وتمويله في المملكة العربية السعودية الصادر بالأمر الملكي رقم (أ/21) وتاريخ 12/2/1439هـ وبما يتماشى مع قرار الأمم المتحدة رقم 1373 (2001)، الذي يستهدف الإرهابيين والذين يقدمون الدعم للإرهابيين أو الأعمال الإرهابية.
وحسب بيان لرئاسة أمن الدولة في السعودية، تم القيام بهذا التصنيف بالشراكة مع الولايات المتحدة الأميركية (الرئيس المشارك لمركز استهداف تمويل الإرهاب)، بالإضافة إلى جميع الدول الأعضاء في مركز استهداف تمويل الإرهاب: مملكة البحرين، دولة الكويت، سلطنة عمان، دولة قطر، ودولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.
وقال بيان لرئاسة أمن الدولة: “ستواصل المملكة العربية السعودية وبالشراكة مع حلفاؤها في مركز استهداف تمويل الإرهاب العمل على وقف تأثير حزب الله وإيران المزعزع للاستقرار في المنطقة من خلال استهداف قادتهم، بمن فيهم خمسة أعضاء تابعين لمجلس شورى حزب الله. إن حزب الله منظمة إرهابية عالمية لا يفرق قادته بين جناحيه العسكري والسياسي وإننا نرفض التمييز الخاطئ بين ما يسمى (حزب الله الجناح السياسي) وأنشطته الإرهابية والعسكرية. إن حزب الله وإيران الراعية له يطيلون أمد المعاناة الإنسانية في سوريا، يؤججون العنف في العراق واليمن، يعرضون لبنان واللبنانيين للخطر، ويقومون بزعزعة لكامل منطقة الشرق الأوسط”.
وأضاف البيان: نتيجة للإجراء المتخذ هذا اليوم، يتم تجميد جميع ممتلكات المُصنفين والعوائد المرتبطة بها في المملكة العربية السعودية أو تقع تحت حيازة أو سلطة الأشخاص في المملكة العربية السعودية وينبغي الإبلاغ عنها للسلطات المختصة، حيث يحظر نظام مكافحة جرائم الإرهاب وتمويله في المملكة العربية السعودية عموماً جميع تعاملات الأشخاص في المملكة العربية السعودية أو داخلها أو من خلالها مع أي كيانات أو مصالح تابعة للأسماء المصنفة.
وأوضح البيان أن “جميع الأشخاص المصنفين اليوم يخضعون لعقوبات عملاً بنظام مكافحة جرائم الإرهاب وتمويله في المملكة العربية السعودية حيث يتم فرض الحظر وفرض شروطاً مشددة بشأن فتح أو الاحتفاظ بحساب مراسلة بنكية في المملكة العربية السعودية أو الحسابات المدفوعة من خلال مؤسسة مالية أجنبية والتي تقوم بتسهيل التحويلات البارزة لحزب الله مع العلم بذلك، أو الأشخاص الذين يعملون باسم حزب الله، أو بتوجيه منه، أو الذين ينتمون له أو يسيطر عليهم”.
يذكر أن السعودية صنفت كلاً من هاشم صفي الدين، أدهم طباجة، مجموعة الإنماء، وشركة الإنماء للهندسة والبناء بموجب نظام مكافحة جرائم الإرهاب وتمويله.
وأعلن عن إنشاء مركز استهداف تمويل الإرهاب في 21 مايو 2017 “ليمثل جهداً تاريخياً وجريئاً لتوسيع وتعزيز التعاون بين الدول السبع لمكافحة تمويل الإرهاب، حيث يقوم المركز بتسهيل إجراءات تنسيق وقف تمويل الإرهاب، ومشاركة المعلومات الاستخباراتية المالية، ويعزز من بناء القدرات للدول الأعضاء لاستهداف شبكات تمويل الإرهاب والأنشطة ذات العلاقة التي تشكل تهديداً وطنياً لأعضاء المركز”، وفق البيان.

البحرين تدرج اعضاء مجلس شورى حزب الله على لائحة الارهاب
16 أيار/18/أعلن وزير خارجية البحرين خالد بن أحمد آل خليفة، أن المملكة -بالتعاون مع السعودية- أدرجت 10 أفراد وكيانات تنتمي إلى ما يسمى مجلس شورى حزب الله على قائمة الإرهاب. وأكد وزير الخارجية البحريني التزام المملكة بالعمل الجماعي مع جميع الأشقاء والحلفاء على مواجهة الإرهاب وتجفيف منابع تمويله، داعيًا المجتمع الدولي إلى تكثيف الجهود الرامية لوقف الدعم الذي تقدمه إيران للإرهاب. وتابع وزير الخارجية أن إدراج الأفراد والكيانات التابعة لحزب الله على قائمة الإرهاب؛ يأتي ضمن مساعي مكافحة العنف والتطرف والإرهاب.

الخزانة الأميركية تفرض عقوبات على حسن نصرالله ومساعديه
16 أيار/18/فرضت وزارة الخزانة الأميركية، الأربعاء، عقوبات جديدة على أمين عام مليشيات حزب الله حسن نصر الله ونائبه نعيم قاسم، وأشخاص على صلة بمليشيات حزب الله. كما شملت العقوبات الأميركية الجديدة القياديين في ميليشيات حزب الله، حسين الخليل وإبراهيم أمين السيد وهشام سيف الدين.
وكانت الخزانة الأميركية فرضت يوم الثلاثاء عقوبات على محمد قصير، المسول بحزب الله اللبناني، بالإضافة إلى محافظ البنك المركزي الإيراني، و3 أفراد آخرين، وبنك يتخذ من العراق مقرا له. وأكدت وزارة الخزانة في بيان أن تلك العقوبات تأتي بموجب برنامج يستهدف من يدعمون الإرهاب العالمي، بعد انسحاب واشنطن من الاتفاق النووي الإيراني.

US, Gulf states designate Hezbollah chief Nasrallah as terror sponsor

The seven member nations of the Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center (TFTC) on Wednesday took significant actions to disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group by designating the senior leadership of Lebanese Hezbollah.
This was revealed in a statement on Wednesday by the US Treasury Department in Washington.
“The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the co-chair of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), and the other TFTC member states – the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – designated members of Hezbollah’s Shura Council, the primary decision-making body of Hezballah,” the press release said.
The Shura Council is Hizbollah’s supreme decision-making body responsible for religious, military, and strategic matters and asserts control over administrative, planning, and policy-making authorities.
Specifically, OFAC, together with Gulf partners, designated Hasan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah.
OFAC and the TFTC nations further designated Naim Qasim, Muhammad Yazbak, Husayn Al- Khalil, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.
In addition, TFTC Member States also designated the following key Hezbollah-affiliated individuals and entities: Talal Hamiyah, Ali Youssef Charara, Spectrum Group, Hasan Ebrahimi, Maher Trading, Hashem Safieddine, Adham Tabaja, Al-Inmaa Group, and Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting, all of whom were previously designated by the US.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (File photo: AP)

“The TFTC again demonstrated its great value to international security by disrupting Iran and Hezbollah’s destabilizing influence in the region. By targeting Hezbollah’s Shura Council, our nations collectively rejected the false distinction between a so-called ‘Political Wing’ and Heizballah’s global terrorist plotting,” said Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin.

Prolonging human suffering “Under the dictates of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), Secretary General and head of the Shura Council Hasan Nasrallah is prolonging the human suffering in Syria, fueling the violence in Iraq and Yemen, putting the Lebanese state and the Lebanese people at risk, and destabilizing the entire region.”

This is the second TFTC designation action since the center was announced on May 21, 2017.
The TFTC is a bold and historic effort to expand and strengthen the seven member states’ cooperation to counter the financing of terrorism.
The TFTC facilitates coordinated disruptive actions, sharing of financial intelligence information, and member state capacity-building to target terrorist financing networks and related activities that pose national security threats to TFTC members.
“These designations follow President Trump’s decision last week to cease US participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and to begin reimposing US nuclear-related sanctions on the Iranian regime. They are in furtherance of the goal of addressing the totality of Iran’s malign activities and regionally destabilizing behavior, including that of Hezballah,” the press release said.

Saudi state security designates 10 Hezbollah leaders as terrorists

 Saudi State Security Presidency has designated 10 Hezbollah commanders on the country’s terrorism list.

The state agency also said on Wednesday that five members of the Hezbollah Shura Council were designated as terrorists.The decision on Wednesday comes as part of the seven member nations of the Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center (TFTC) which Saudi Arabia co-chairs.The other TFTC member states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – designated members of Hezbollah’s Shura Council, the primary decision-making body of Hezbollah.The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) specifically and jointly together with Gulf partners, designated Hasan Nasrallah, the Secretary General of Hezbollah as a terrorist sponsor. OFAC and the TFTC nations further designated Naim Qasim, Muhammad Yazbak, Husayn Al- Khalil, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid pursuant of a treasury executive order, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. In addition, TFTC Member States also designated the following key Hezbollah-affiliated individuals and entities: Talal Hamiyah, Ali Youssef Charara, Spectrum Group, Hasan Ebrahimi, Maher Trading, Hashem Safieddine, Adham Tabaja, Al-Inmaa Group, and Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting, all of whom were previously designated by the US. “The TFTC again demonstrated its great value to international security by disrupting Iran and Hezbollah’s destabilizing influence in the region. By targeting Hezbollah’s Shura Council, our nations collectively rejected the false distinction between a so-called ‘Political Wing’ and Hezbollah’s global terrorist plotting,” said US Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin.“Under the dictates of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), Secretary General and head of the Shura Council Hasan Nasrallah is prolonging the human suffering in Syria, fueling the violence in Iraq and Yemen, putting the Lebanese state and the Lebanese people at risk, and destabilizing the entire region.”

Hezbollah names and entities added to terror list
Hassan Nasrallah

An image grab taken from Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah. (File photo: AFP)

Nasrallah has been the leader of Hezbollah since 1992. As the Secretary General and head of the Shura Council, Nasrallah is Hezbollah’s highest ranking official, has been the mastermind behind Hezbollah’s ongoing military operations. He exercises direct command over Hezbollah’s military and security apparatus, which includes his deep involvement in Syrian war-related decision making. Nasrallah has stated that Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War markeda completely new phase for the organization, sending military forces abroad to protect its interests.

Naim QasimThe deputy chief of Lebanon’s powerful Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks during the funeral of Mustafa Badreddine, a top Hezbollah commander who was killed in an attack in Syria, at the martyrs’ cemetery in the Ghobeiry neighbourhood of southern Beirut on May 13, 2016. (AFP)

Qasim is the Deputy Secretary General of Hezbollah. He joined the organization in the early 1980s. Before ascending to his current position, he served as the Deputy President of the Executive Council. Qasim has stated that Hezbollah does not separate its military and political wings. Specifically he has said that Hezbollah “has one single leadership, and its name is the Decision Making Shura Council. It manages the political activity, the fighting activity, the cultural activity, and the social activities…”

Muhammad Yazbak

Mohammed Yazbek as they attend a rally of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in southern Beirut. (AFP)

Yazbak is one of the original founders of Hezbollah. He is the current leader of the Judicial Council and has overseen a military command in central Lebanon that provides logistical and training support to Hezbollahh. He has supervised training camps and the smuggling of weapons, and hosted experts from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to train Hezbollah fighters on weapons systems. Yazbak has also managed Hezbollah’s bank accounts.

Husayn Al-KhalilHezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah’s political advisor Hussein al-Khalil pictured. (AFP)

Khalil serves as Hasan Nasrallah’s political advisor. Previously, he was one of several senior Hezbollah commanders who shared responsibility for the group’s special operations in Europe.

Ibrahim al-Amin al-SayyidIbrahim Amin al-Sayyed, head of Hezbollah political bureau pictured. (File photo: AP)

Al-Sayyid is the head of Hezbollah’s Political Council. He was Hezbollah’s first official spokesperson, and was involved in the formation of Hezbollah.

Talal Hamiyah

This wanted poster released by the U.S. Department of State Rewards for Justice program shows Talal Hamiyah, left, and Fu’ad Shukr. (AP)

He is the head of Hezbollah’s External Security Organization (ESO), which maintains organized cells worldwide.Ali Youssef ChararaHe is a member and financier of Hezbollah’s who uses his company , Spectrum Investment Group Holdings SAL as a front to finance Hezbollah’s activities.Hasan Dehghan IbrahimiIs an Iranian who has ties with senior IRGC-QF officials. He has facilitated cash transfer to Hezbollah. He is the manager of Maher Trading and construction Company.Spectrum Investment Group Holdings SALA telecommunication company of which he is the chairman and general manager, located in Beirut, working in the field of exporting and importing as well.Maher Trading and construction Company

The general manager is Hasan Ibrahimi who uses his employees to establish nets aiming to finance, lauder and transfer fund to Hezbollah. This company, located in Beirut, is also responsible for smuggling goods to Hezbollah.

Last Update: Thursday, 17 May 2018