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The United States Designates Hizballah Companies and Official

Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Lebanon’s political leaders have long exploited the lack of transparency in Lebanon’s economy to conceal their self-enrichment, while pretending they are defending the rights of their people.  Despite its claims to the contrary, the terrorist group Hizballah is every bit as involved in this deception as other actors. Today, ...
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Treasury Targets Hizballah Executive Council Companies and Official

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two Lebanon-based companies, Arch Consulting and Meamar Construction, for being owned, controlled, or directed by Hizballah. Additionally, OFAC designated Sultan Khalifah As’ad, a Hizballah Executive Council official, who is closely associated with both companies. “Through Hizballah’s exploitation of the Lebanese ...
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COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: The Government of Lebanon confirmed 26,083 cases of COVID-19 and 259 related deaths in the country as of September 16, 2020.  On September 8, the Lebanese government announced that most businesses, including restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, theaters, cinemas and social event halls, are permitted to operate again.  Public parks are also open.  Weddings will ...
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Abraham Accords Peace Agreement: Treaty of Peace, Diplomatic Relations and Full Normalization Between the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel

Issued on: September 15, 2020 VIEW THE SIGNED DOCUMENT  HERE .   The Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government of the State of Israel (hereinafter, the “Parties”) Aspiring to realize the vision of a Middle East region that is stable, peaceful and prosperous, for the benefit of all States and peoples in the region; ...
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The Abraham Accords Declaration

Issued on: September 15, 2020 VIEW THE SIGNED DOCUMENT  HERE . We, the undersigned, recognize the importance of maintaining and strengthening peace in the Middle East and around the world based on mutual understanding and coexistence, as well as respect for human dignity and freedom, including religious freedom. We encourage efforts to promote interfaith and intercultural ...
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