FILE PHOTO - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah speaks during a ceremony marking Jerusalem Day in Beirut's southern suburbs, Friday, July 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Friday brushed off U.S. sanctions on the group, saying they would not be fully effective as Hezbollah keeps its money outside of regular banks and doesn't trade through regular channels.Nasrallah, speaking during a televised address to mark National Liberation and Resistance day, said that the Lebanese government had a responsibility to all its citizens placed on U.S. terror lists, saying that some of those affected were not affiliated and did not give money to the group.Nasrallah said that despite concerns, the U.S. actions would not delay the formation of a new government.The Hezbollah leader sought to portray recent U.S. financial pressure as part of an ongoing struggle.
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