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France arrests four Lebanese citizens with suspected ties to Hezbollah

France on Saturday night arrested four Lebanese citizens, including Mohammed Nur al-Din, who was added to the US Treasury Department's most recent sanctions list for transferring funds to Hezbollah.

 

The French government does not have specific charges to level against the four, Al-Safir newspaper reported, with their arrest coming following an order that was issued by the US.

 

According to Al-Safir, this is the first time that France has arrested Lebanese citizens on this basis since the EU added Hezbollah to its list of terrorist organizations.

 

The report also said that the US claims that Mohammed Nur al-Din uses a company he owns in Beirut to funnel cash to businesses connected with Hezbollah.