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US Takes Preliminary Steps to Attacking Syria & Lebanon

US Takes Preliminary Steps to Attacking Syria & Lebanon

Treasury Department Official Tightens Noose on Syria Through Beirut Visit

A top U.S. Department of the Treasury official is expected to urge Lebanon on Tuesday to abide by the U.S. and European Union sanctions imposed on Syria, Lebanese dailies said.

An Nahar newspaper quoted political sources as saying that Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen will urge Central Bank Governor Riyad Salameh and other high-ranking officials to prevent Lebanese banks from offering any support that would help the Assad regime escape the sanctions...