U.S. Names Leb ex-Minister Samaha 'Global Terrorist'
[An Nahar] The United States on Monday named former information minister Michel Samaha a "specially designated global terrorist" for allegedly aiding the regime of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Lord of the Baath...
to launch attacks in Leb.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a statement saying that Samaha, pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13441 which targets persons "undermining Lebanese illusory sovereignty, including those who are supporting attempts by the Assad regime to incite violence inside Leb", is now a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under E.O. 13224.
Samaha, was tossed in the clink
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
on August 9 by Lebanese authorities and accused of plotting to assassinate leaders and of transporting explosives into the country for such attacks, the U.S. Treasury said.
"The United States will continue to expose any attempts by the Assad regime to meddle in the affairs of its neighbors and further destabilize the region," said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen.
"We will continue to work with our international partners to ensure that the illusory sovereignty of Leb is respected and upheld."
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