Lebanese Banks Association building in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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A delegation from the Association of Banks in Lebanon is traveling to the U.S. Friday to discuss with senior American officials Lebanon's efforts to meet all international measures to combat money laundering and terrorism funding.Many Lebanese banks were very cautious in dealing or accepting the salaries of Hezbollah MPs although these incomes come directly from the Lebanese Finance Ministry and in Lebanese currency only.The new U.S. measure did not explicitly say salaries of Hezbollah MPs should be frozen, but the Americans stressed that all forms of Hezbollah finances must be severed.
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