Lebanon's Central Bank governor Riad Salameh, speaks during the opening of the annual Arab Economic Forum in Beirut, Lebanon, May 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Hezbollah slammed Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh Thursday for his position on U.S. regulations targeting the party's finances.The strongly worded statement by Hezbollah, which is viewed by Washington as a terrorist group, was apparently triggered by Salameh's recent interview with the CNBC network.Thursday, the Arab Economic News service quoted a source saying that the Special Investigation Commission, following a meeting headed by Salameh, has said that the salaries of Hezbollah's MPs and ministers should not be frozen or closed by Lebanese banks because there is no justification for such a measure.TheIt added that SIC has requested banks to stick only to the list provided by the U.S. Treasury.
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