Girls carry portraits of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during the funeral of three Hezbollah fighters who were killed while fighting alongside Syrian army forces in Syria in Nabatieh town, southern Lebanon, October 27, 2015. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
This article has been revised to clarify that Hussein Saleh did not say Al-Manar was affiliated with Hezbollah.
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It also freezes Serhan and Vatech's U.S. assets.Vatech sells recording and production equipment to major Lebanese TV channels, including Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar, according to Hussein Saleh, Serhan's lawyer.But neither Vatech nor Serhan have any dealings with Hezbollah, Saleh said.Saleh said the Treasury Department designation caught him by surprise. He said Serhan has been working with a U.S. law firm to understand why his visa was cancelled one year ago.Serhan and Vatech's assets in America don't amount to more than $1 million, Saleh said. The U.S. government, which classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, designated Al-Manar as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity" in 2004 and banned the channel from broadcast in the country.
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