BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker said new United States (US) sanctions targetting two Hezbollah lawmakers are an aggression against the whole country.
Nabih Berri’s comments were carried by Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV yesterday, a day after the US Treasury Department said it is targetting two Hezbollah lawmakers and a security official.
It’s the first time the US has targetted lawmakers currently seated in Lebanon’s parliament.
Hezbollah and its allies won a majority in 2018 elections and the group has three Cabinet seats, the largest number it has ever controlled.
Berri, a Hezbollah ally, said the sanctions are an attack on Lebanese democracy, calling on the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union to take the necessary measures regarding the “irrational behaviour”.