US accuses Venezuelan diplomat of working for Hizbullah

The US froze the assets of two Venezuelan citizens, including a diplomat from the South American country, on suspicion that the two had ties to Hizbullah, Reuters reported on Wednesday night. Washington accused the two men, Fauzi Kanan and Ghazi Nasr al Din, of raising funds for Hizbullah's headquarters in Lebanon. Washington also forbade US citizens from forging business ties with the two. Al-Din had been employed of late as charge d'affaires at the Venezuelan embassy in Damascus and is currently working as political affairs director of Venezuela's embassy in Lebanon.