Hezbollah: US sanctions are ‘unacceptable’ and ‘reprehensible’

Israel National News reports: “Lawmakers from the Hezbollah terrorist group on Thursday condemned US sanctions against three officials from the movement, but said they would ‘change nothing’ regarding the group’s rejection of US policies in the region, AFP reports.

The US Treasury on Tuesday placed two Hezbollah members of Lebanon’s parliament on its sanctions blacklist, marking the first time Washington has taken aim at the Iran-allied group’s elected politicians.

The parliamentary bloc of Hezbollah said in response the US decision was ‘unacceptable’ and ‘reprehensible by all sovereign and moral standards’, according to a statement released after its weekly meeting.

The lawmakers stressed that the sanctions would ‘change nothing in our convictions or in our rejection of and resistance to Israel occupation and terrorism, or towards American policies.’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is expected to address the US sanctions in an interview Friday with the movement’s Al-Manar TV…”

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