File - Hezbollah members parade in Teffahta during a ceremony commemorating three slain Hezbollah leaders, Imad Mughniyeh, Abbas Musawi and Sheikh Ragheb Harb, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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U.S. lawmakers are creating new legislation that will impose further economic sanctions on Hezbollah and its Al-Manar television station as they seek to cripple the party's sources of funding.Rep. Brad Schneider accused Hezbollah of money laundering and helping to fund terrorist activities, saying the bill would give Washington more ways to crack down on the party's activities.Al-Monitor said Sunday it obtained a copy of the bill that provides the U.S. administration with the necessary tools to pursue foreign banks including central banks that knowingly engage in business with Hezbollah and its enablers. House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce said Hezbollah was responsible for more American deaths than any other terrorist organization prior to the Sept.11 attacks.
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