The top political aide to Lebanon’s parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, and the country’s former Public Works Minister Youssef Fenianos were sanctioned by the United States Tuesday for corruption and for their support to Iran-backed Hezbollah.
A picture taken on May 23, 2018, shows Public Works Minister Youssef Fenianos arriving at the parliament in the Lebanese capital Beirut. (AFP)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
We stand with the Lebanese people’s call for reform and will promote accountability for anyone facilitating Hizballah’s terrorist agenda. Today the U.S. is designating two corrupt former Lebanese ministers who abused their positions to provide material support to Hizballah.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 8, 2020