U.S. praises Saudis for imposing sanctions on Hezbollah officials

May 27, 2015 2:40 PM

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WASHINGTON May 27 The United States on Wednesday commended Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon and designating them as terrorists.

The United States designated the two officials, Khalil Youssef Harb and Mohammed Qabalan, in 2013 for overseeing "violent operations" in the Middle East.

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