WASHINGTON – The Trumpet administration imposed its first terrorism sanctions together with Saudi Arabia on Friday, as President, Donald Trump travel to the kingdom on his first foreign trip.
The Ministry announced sanctions on senior Hezbollah leader Hashem Safieddine and Mohammed al-Isawi, leader of the Islamic State, the group’s activities in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
Saudi Arabia to the U. S. in the targeting of Safieddine, who is said to supervise the financial empire of the Lebanon-based party.
“As a result, one of his assets in Saudi Arabia were frozen, and the transfer by the reich of the financial sector are prohibited,” the Ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement.
Hezbollah is close to Iran, Saudi Arabia’s main rival for power in the region, and has played an important role in encouraging the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad. The saudis also accuse Iran and Hezbollah of fanning the war in Yemen by supporting the Houthi rebels.
Hezbollah, which has members in the lebanese parliament and Cabinet, is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.
Also Friday, the Treasury Department imposed sanctions on two Yemen on the basis of tribal leaders, Hashim Muhsin Aydarus al-Hamid and Khalid Ali Mabkhut al-Aradah.
It said that the two men facilitated the transfer of weapons and money and the movement of people in support of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has plotted attacks against the US.
The Trumpet management said that the four men “have been committed, or a serious risk of committing acts of terrorism” and a threat to AMERICAN national security.
In all cases, the sanctions, the work to reduce that addressed access to finance or property.
Trump is scheduled to arrive in Riyadh on Saturday morning at the start of his five-stop journey through the Middle East and Europe.