Party of Lebanon's former transport minister criticizes US sanctions move

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The political party of Lebanon's former transport minister who has been placed on a US sanctions list said on Wednesday it would not be influenced by Washington's move, the Lebanese state news agency reported.

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Suleiman Frangieh, the head of Marada, a Christian party that is allied with the Iran-backed Shia Hezbollah movement, said in a statement Washington's move to impose sanctions on Yusuf Finyanus was a “political decision” that would reinforce “our approach and our position.”

Washington brands Hezbollah a terrorist group.

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