Hassan al-Baghdadi

Hassan al-Baghdadi is a U.S.-designated high-ranking Hezbollah official and member of the terror group’s Executive Council, the group’s primary decision-making body. According to the U.S. government, Baghdadi has participated in political events and made public speeches on behalf of Hezbollah. In 2015, he attended a ceremony in Iran with Hezbollah deputy leader Naim Qassem and other high-ranking Hezbollah officials. In 2020, Baghdadi praised Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and fighters in Syria and Iraq for attacking U.S. military bases.“Treasury Targets High-Ranking Hizballah Officials,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, October 22, 2020, https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1161.

The U.S. government designated Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist on October 22, 2020. He is also subject to secondary sanctions under U.S. Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations.“Counter Terrorism Designations and Designations Updates; Iran-related Designation and Designations Updates; Foreign Interference in U.S. Election Designations; Non-Proliferation Designation Update; Syria Designation Update,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, October 22, 2020, https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20201022.

United States

The Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Hassan al-Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist on October 22, 2020.“Treasury Targets High-Ranking Hizballah Officials,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, October 22, 2020, https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1161.

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