Sanctions Against Hezbollah Front Group
7/14/2014 5:16:00 AM,
WASHINGTON (CN) - The Treasury Department announced sanctions against what it called "a key Hezbollah procurement network," Beirut-based Stars Holding Group, and the two brothers who run it.
Kamel Mohamad Amhaz and Issam Mohamad Amhaz run Stars out of Beirut, Lebanon, with subsidiaries in China and the United Arab Emirates, the Department of State said in a statement.
According to the State Department: "Hezbollah relies heavily on front companies such as Stars Group Holding, which continue to procure dual-use material for the organization to enhance its military capabilities. Stars Group Holding has covertly purchased sophisticated electronics and other technology from suppliers around the world, including a range of engines, communications, electronics, and navigation equipment. These materials have directly supported Hezbollah's development of unmanned aerial vehicles for its destructive military activities in Syria."