File - People stand in line to buy the fifty thousand bill that was released by the Lebanese Central Bank in Beirut, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/HO)
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As the U.S. Senate prepares to discuss more financial sanctions on Hezbollah's finances, the head of the Association of Banks in Lebanon said Friday that all lenders were complying fully with international anti-terrorist lists.Washington has been increasing pressure on all international banks to block any attempt by groups it deems as terrorist, including Hezbollah, to open accounts or transfer funds through their systems.We have no interest in tarnishing our reputation by accepting suspicious funds," Bassil explained.He denied that the U.S. Treasury intended to blacklist any Lebanese banks.
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