Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbollah, has mocked United States sanctions targeting funding for his group. In a speech broadcast by Al Manar, the Shiite party’s television station in Lebanon, Mr Nasrallah said the sanctions would have no effect. He said: “We do not have any business projects or investments via banks."
While details of the military deal between Russia and the United States over Syria have not been made public, Josh Rogin of the Washington Post revealed the gist of a possible agreement last week. Critics feel the plan, if it is approved, will turn the Obama administration into a de facto ally of Bashar Al Assad’s regime.