(MENAFN) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said a decision by Saudi Arabia to join the U.S. in sanctioning Lebanese Hezbollah officials while Israel is ruthlessly massacring Palestinians is "shame upon shame".
"Israeli snipers shoot over 2,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters on a single day. Saudi response, on eve of #Ramadhan? Collaboration with its U.S. patron to sanction the first force to liberate Arab territory and shatter the myth of Israeli invincibility. Shame upon shame," Zarif tweeted on Wednesday.
On May 16, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), in partnership with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), placed sanctions on 10 Hezbollah members, including its top officials, Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem, and entities affiliated with the movement.