Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh during a press conference at the bank's headquarters.
(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh called on Lebanese banks to freeze the bank accounts of all the individuals listed by the U.S. Treasury for alleged connections with Hezbollah.Salameh said that the Lebanese banks are required to inform the Special Investigation Commission of their intention to close or freeze the accounts of people and companies mentioned in the U.S. list.It's not yet clear if the U.S. Treasury will add the names of MPs and ministers or even businessmen who may be close to Hezbollah's circles.Lebanese banks have repeatedly said that they will fully comply with all the U.S. measures against Hezbollah and will not hesitate to freeze the account of any individual or group mentioned by the U.S. Treasury.
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