The Lebanese Shiite party AMAL, led by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, on Wednesday criticized the United States’ decision to sanction former Treasury Secretary Ali Hasan Jalil, a member of the formation, an ally of Hezbollah.
The US government announced on Tuesday sanctions against Jalil and former minister Yusuf Finianus, whom it has accused of supporting the Shiite party militia, a group that has received “political and economic favors” from these two people.
In response, Berri’s party defended Jalil in a statement, stressing that “the US decision will not change AMAL’s beliefs and national constants at all,” according to the Lebanese news portal Naharnet.
He criticized Washington’s decision “comes at a time when most of Lebanon’s political and parliamentary forces are on the verge of achieving a broad government capable of keeping Lebanon out of its crises” after the prime minister resigns. , Hasan Diab, after the August 4th explosions in the port of Beirut.