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Senate sanctions bill targets Hezbollah enablers

A bipartisan Senate bill would require the State Department to report on countries that harbor the Shiite militia.
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) takes her seat for the Reuters Washington Summit in Washington June 26, 2012.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR346PP

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation on Tuesday requiring President Obama to report on countries that harbor Hezbollah and determine whether they're doing all they can to snuff out the Shiite militia.

The Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014, introduced by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., closely tracks House legislation first revealed by Al-Monitor in March, but puts more pressure on foreign countries to take action against Hezbollah, which the State Department deems a terrorist group.

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