Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Friday blasted Hezbollah, saying Lebanon, with all its communities and regions, is paying a heavy price for the party's wars which have led to an Arab boycott of the country and U.S. sanctions targeting the group's finances.Referring to a U.S. sanctions law seeking to tighten the noose on Hezbollah's finances, Hariri said America wanted to punish the party, not the Shiites, for security operations attributed to the party. Hariri's remarks come days after the headquarters of the BLOM Bank in Beirut was hit with a bomb attack, in an incident seen as targeting the entire banking sector and a serious escalation of a crisis over the implementation of U.S. sanctions against Hezbollah's finances.Some banks, including BLOM, froze accounts linked to Hezbollah after U.S. sanctions began targeting the group's finances.Hezbollah has not commented on the bombing, which came days after Salameh announced that about 100 Hezbollah-linked accounts had been frozen in accordance with the U.S. sanctions regulations.Hariri accused Hezbollah of verbally attacking the last sector that is protecting the national economy, the banking sector. Hariri also accused Hezbollah of preventing the election of a president by blocking a quorum in every Parliament session for two years.
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