US Stresses Lebanon Must Cut Hezbollah from Financial System

Lebanon must cut Iran-backed Hezbollah from the financial sector, a U.S. official on combating illicit finance said Tuesday, two weeks after Washington began a new push to disrupt the militant group's global financing routes. On a two-day visit to Lebanon, the U.S. Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea "urged Lebanon to take every possible measure to ensure [Hezbollah] is not part of the financial sector." Billingslea also "stressed the importance of...

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