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US imposes sanctions on Lebanese politician Bassil, alleges corruption

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Lebanese Christian politician Gebran Bassil, the son-in-law of President Michel Aoun, accusing him of corruption, the Treasury Department said.

The US move against Bassil, a former foreign minister, was the latest against political figures in Lebanon, a country struggling under a series of political and economic crises. In recent months Washington has placed sanctions on several officials linked to Hezbollah, the armed Iran-backed Shiite group that has become an overarching power in the country.

News source ~ Arab News