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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Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said Wednesday that 100 accounts linked to Hezbollah so far have been frozen, in accordance with a U.S. law targeting the group's finances.In an interview with CNBC, Salameh said that the Central Bank is doing its part to implement the U.S. law. All Lebanese and international banks are obliged to freeze or suspend the accounts of all names listed by OFAC or face sanctions if they fail to do so.There is no need for any formality," Salameh told his interviewer.He confirmed that there are around 100 accounts linked to Hezbollah according to OFAC, which have been frozen.
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