MP Yassin Jaber leaves the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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MP Yassin Jaber assured that the Americans are not targeting any sect in Lebanon in the drive to crack down on Hezbollah's finances, noting that Washington is keen to preserve Lebanon's banking sector and financial market.Jaber, who was part of a parliamentary delegation to Washington, said all U.S. Treasury officials he met stressed that the Lebanese banking sector is not being targeted by the recent Congressional measure to tighten the noose on the finances of Hezbollah, viewed by the Americans as a terrorist group.In December 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to tighten financial sanctions against Hezbollah.Jaber said there is no need for overreaction because the bill will become effective in April of this year, adding that Lebanese banks have already started enacting the U.S. measure.
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