On Saturday, the US State Department republished the photo of Muhammad Qassem Al-Bazzal and Ali Qasir, who are wanted by the US authorities, for violating the sanctions imposed on Hezbollah and the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
The ministry said that Al-Bazzal and Qasir “are considered among the businessmen who help finance the organization of Hezbollah and the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, in violation of the sanctions imposed on them.”
“If you have information about them, you may get a reward,” she added in a tweet posted on the page of her “Rewards for Justice” program, which provides rewards for those who help catch criminals and wanted persons around the world.
The program was offering a reward of 10 million dollars to anyone who indicates any of the duo.
This was stated in a tweet published in October of last year.
Muhammed Qasim Al-Bazzal
A previous report of the “Rewards for Justice” program stated that Al-Bazzal is considered the main financier of Hezbollah and the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, and is also one of the founders of the “Talqi” group, which is based in Syria.
Al-Bazzal also supervises other institutions that finance terrorism, such as “Hokool” and “Najm al-Hayat”, according to the statement.
Since late 2018, Al-Bazzal has used Talaqi Group and his other companies to finance, coordinate, and conceal various illicit oil shipments linked to the IRGC.
Al-Bazzal also oversaw the Talqi Group’s partnership with ALUMIX, a Lebanon-based company that specializes in shipping aluminum to Iran.
Kassir is a managing director of the Hezbollah-linked company, “Talqi”, and his role revolved around contracting naval vessels to deliver shipments to the terrorist network (Hezbollah) based on directives from the Quds Force.
Ali Kassir oversaw the negotiation of sales prices for merchandise, covering expenses, and facilitating oil shipment for the IRGC’s Quds Force.
Ali Kassir represented the Lebanese company “Hokool” in negotiations over the supply of Iranian crude to Syria, in addition to working with others to use the “Talqi” group to facilitate the sale of steel worth tens of millions of dollars.