Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, placed 10 leaders of Lebanon's Hezbollah on their terrorism lists on Wednesday, including Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem, Saudi state news agency SPA said.
"The TFTC again demonstrated its great value to global security by disrupting Iran and Hezbollah's destabilizing influence in the region", said US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in a statement. In addition, the sanctions reject the "false distinction" between the group's political and military wings.
The announcement by the GCC came shortly after the US Treasury imposed additional sanctions on Nasrallah and Qassem.
The Gulf states targeted four of the movement's committees and ordered individuals' assets and bank accounts frozen.
Earlier on Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Ali Thani, discussed Qatar's efforts to counter terrorism financing, the State Department said.
Last October, the group announced joint sanctions on top Islamic State and Al-Qaeda figures in Yemen.
"The American administration, with all available and possible means, will not be able to damage the strength of the resistance", Nasrallah said on Aug.13 in a televised address to mark the anniversary of the end of Hezbollah's 2006 war with Israel. "They are in furtherance of the goal of addressing the totality of Iran's malign activities and regionally destabilizing behavior, including that of Hezballah", the press release said.
The day before, the US Treasury already sanctioned the head of Iran's central bank and Iraq-based Al-Bilad Islamic Bank over alleged ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Hezbollah movement, which Washington considers to be a terrorist group.
Last week, the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions against six individuals and three companies it said were funneling millions of dollars to the Revolutionary Guard's external arm, the Quds Force.