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UK sanctions Lebanon art dealer accused of financing Hezbollah

Already sanctioned by the United States back in 2019, Lebanese art dealer Nazem Said Ahmad was sanctioned by the British government on Tuesday.
US Treasury Department

The United States and United Kingdom took action on Tuesday against a Lebanese businessman and art dealer Nazem Said Ahmad, who is suspected of helping finance Hezbollah operations.

The British government ordered a freeze on all Ahmed's assets and banned doing business with him. An hour after the British announcement, American authorities charged Ahmad with evading similar US sanctions imposed in 2019. US prosecutors said Ahmad had exported hundreds of millions of dollars worth of diamonds and artwork in spite of the legal measures.

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