New U.S. sanctions on Iran and Russia linked entities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, the U.S. announced new sanctions on Iranian linked Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hezbollah in Iraq, and the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq faction.

The sanctions extended to two Syrian entities affiliated with businessmen Wael Issa and Ayman al-Sabbagh who are accused of working as fronts for the Syrian Ba’ath regime.

The U.S. also imposed sanctions on Russian entities, including Pulsar, Charter Green Light Moscow, and Asia-Invest.

Washington believes that they violate the U.S. legislation prohibiting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to Iraq, Syria, and North Korea.

The U.S. reported that the sanctions will be in place for at least two years but can be eased or terminated by the U.S. Secretary of State before then if warranted.