Lebanon speaker condemns US sanctions on lawmakers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 07-10


BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's parliament speaker says new U.S. sanctions targeting two Hezbollah lawmakers are an aggression against the whole country. Nabih Berri's comments were carried by Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV on Wednesday, a day after the U.S. Treasury Department said it is targeting two Hezbollah lawmakers and a security official suspected of using their positions to further the aims of the Iran-backed militant group.