Liberians Say they’re Cautiously Watching Who’re ‘Hezbollah Contacts’, As U.S. Threaten Sanctions

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Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah

As fears and concerns grip Liberians and other foreign residents on recent pronouncement by the Trump administration on Friday, February 2, 2018 threatening sanctions on Hezbollah-linked individuals and businesses in Africa and the Middle East aimed at limiting the operations of the terrorist group around the globe, Liberians who spoke to our reporter have welcomed the decision by the United States Government.

According to the report, the United States Treasury announced that it is targeting a network of companies and individuals in Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia and other countries that are linked to Hezbollah financier Adham Tabaja.

The sanctions will further freeze assets in the U.S. and prevent Americans from doing business with any of the six individuals and seven companies. The U.S. has designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization that also plays a major political role in Lebanon.

The Associated Press quoting senior U.S. officials as saying this campaign is to put pressure on the Iranian-linked organization, noting that the a statement from the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as described the group as “responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans.”

Liberians who spoke to our reporter immediately after the report was released, said they are worried  about this latest development, noting that they will help in releasing information of any business entity or individual notice believed to be linked to Hezbollah.

“We will be watching cautiously for those who want to use Liberia as their hideout at the detriment of the innocent.  Our national security agencies should also be vigilant in tracking down those believed to be linked,” Nathaniel Johnson, Jr., a resident of Monrovia speaking to the GNN noted.

Other Liberians who see this as a serious threat for the wellbeing of Liberia and its citizenry called on Liberia’s newly inaugurated President, football icon, George Manneh Weah to take this pronouncement by the United States Government seriously, “This statement by the Superpower of the world, the United States should not be taken for granted,” Amelia Calton-Smith warned.

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