Saudi Arabia imposes sanctions on senior Hezbollah figures

The sanctions are geared at targeting what it describes as Hezbollah's ‘malicious’ activities

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Saudi Arabia imposed a series of sanctions on several members of the Lebanese group Hezbollah, the kingdom’s official press agency said on Wednesday.

The sanctions are geared at targeting what was described as Hezbollah's “malicious” activities beyond Lebanon's border, the Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Hezbollah is seen as a long-time ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and plays a major role in the Syrian conflict.

“The kingdom will continue to combat Hezbollah's terror activities with all the available means, and will continue to work with the partners across the world [in this regard],” the statement said.

“As long as Hezbollah spreads chaos and instability, launches terror attacks and carries out criminal and illegal acts across the world, then Saudi Arabia will continue to classify its leaders, activists and entities [as terrorists] and sanction them accordingly,” it added.

The sanctions will target: “supporters and those who work for them or on their behalf, and freezes any assets for those classified (terrorists) according to the kingdom's regulations, prohibiting Saudi citizens from cooperating with them.”

The SPA published the following list of people hit by the sanctions:
Ali Mousa Dakdouk al-Mousawi, Mohammad Kawtharani, Mohammad Youssef Ahmad Mansour, Adham Tabaja and his company Al-Inmaa Group for Tourism Works, and its subsidiaries, Kassem Hujeij, Hussein Ali Faour and his car maintenance company, Mustapha Badereddine, Ibrahim Akil, Fouad Shukr, Abdulnour al-Shaalan, Mohammad Najib Karim and Mohammad Salman Fawaz.

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