US passes more sanctions on Hezbollah backed by Iran

According to Mikrofon news agency (MHA), the US house of Representatives voted in favor of a bill imposing new sanctions on Hezbolla, a militant group backed by Iran, Reuters reports.

The voting is part of an effort putting more pressure indirectly on Iran to curb the country’s nuclear program. The bill passed by the House without opposition, askes European countries to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

The bill imposed  new sanctions on entities and countries providing weapons to Hezbollah while another round of sanction will be imposed on Iran and Hezbollah for using civilians as human shield.

On Thursday House of Representative will vote on another bill asking for more sanctions on Iran.  America named Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in 1997.

United States of America accuses Iran for destabilizing region by supporting terrorist groups, fueling the conflicts in Middle East. Iran denies the allegations.

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