In addition, the other six TFTC member countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), also designated the key Hezballah-affiliated individuals and entities, which have already been on the USA blacklist.
"The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the co-chair of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), and the other TFTC member states - the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - designated members of Hezbollah's Shura Council, the primary decision-making body of Hezballah", the press release said. As the Secretary General and head of the Shura Council, Nasrallah is Hezbollah's highest-ranking official and exercises direct command over Hezbollah's military and security apparatus as its supreme commander, including its involvement in the war in Syria. The Treasury Department also made changes to Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah's status, making him a specially designated global terrorist.
The countries of the cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Persian Gulf, adopted the decision on introduction of personal sanctions against the leaders of the Lebanese Hezbollah group and guide its associated economic companies. He has also managed "Hezbollah's" bank accounts. They call the Shia group a terrorist organization.
Hezbollah was formed following the Israeli regime's invasion of Lebanon and the ensuing occupation of its southern parts in 1980s, and now constitutes Lebanon's de facto military power. "It is right that Israel fully supports".
The United States has imposed additional sanctions on Hezbollah leadership in Lebanon, saying it is "destabilizing the entire region".
The move expands USA sanctions against Nasrallah, who was sanctioned by Washington in 1995 for threatening to disrupt the Middle East peace process and again in 2012 over Syria.
The announcement followed two United States moves in the past week to put pressure on Iran's financial networks, including sanctions announced Tuesday that aimed at an alleged financial pipeline that moved "hundreds of millions of dollars" from Iran's central bank through an Iraqi bank to Hezbollah.
The move came 10 days after Hezbollah gave a strong showing in Lebanon's elections, garnering enough seats in parliament to block any attempt by its political foes to make it disarm its militia, which rivals the Lebanese army in size and firepower.
The governments in their statement criticized Hezbollah as destabilizing the region with Iran that supports it.
After the announcement of Trump's position on the Iran deal, the US Treasury said in a statement on its website Thursday that it imposed fresh sanctions on six people allegedly tied to the IRGC's Quds Forces and three Iranian entities.