Trump extended sanctions for «undermining the sovereignty of Lebanon»

© AFP 2018 / Brendan SmialowskiПрезидент USA Donald trump. Archival photoTrump extended sanctions for «undermining the sovereignty of Lebanon»© 2018 AFP / Brendan Smialowski

The US President Donald trump has extended introduced in 2007 sanctions on Lebanon, the White house said.

These sanctions were imposed against those who, in the opinion of the United States, undermining sovereignty and democracy in Lebanon, organized political violence and contributes to Syrian influence in Lebanon.

According to trump, the decision was made, in particular, due to the continued supply of Iranian weapons to the Lebanese Shiite movement «Hezbollah». Trump said in a letter to the U.S. Congress that Iran supplies to its allies in Lebanon «increasingly sophisticated weapons».

The USA tried to weaken the influence of Iran and Syria in Lebanon, and Hezbollah has made to the list of terrorist organizations.