Billingslea Gives Warning to Hezbollah

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Billingslea Gives Warning to Hezbollah

The United States will have a significant problem if Hezbollah exploits the position of the Health Ministry to funnel funds for organizations affiliated with it, a senior U.S. official warned Thursday.

“If we see that Hezbollah exploits, and they will exploit whatever ministry they are given, to funnel money and other terrorist agendas then we have significant problems with that,” Marshall Billingslea, assistant secretary for terrorist financing in the United States Department of the Treasury, told reporters at a news conference at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.

But Billingslea declined to say what measures the U.S. Treasury will take if it sees Hezbollah exploiting the position of the Health Ministry.

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Source: The Daily Star