U.S. Department of the Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser Visits Lebanon

Today Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing Daniel Glaser visited Lebanon and met with Prime Minister Tammam Salam, Minister of Finance Ali Hassan Khalil, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Gebran Bassil, Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nouhad Mashnouk, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, and the Association of Banks of Lebanon.

In his meetings, Assistant Secretary Glaser encouraged Lebanese authorities and financial institutions to continue their work to combat the threat of illicit financing and prevent attempts to evade U.S. and international financial sanctions from Iran and Syria, in particular.

Assistant Secretary Glaser also discussed ISIL’s financing and the U.S. and international efforts to combat its financial networks.  He reiterated the U.S. commitment to work with Lebanon to continue protecting Lebanon’s financial system from abuse by terrorism threats.