Iran is trying to project a new post-sanctions image by promising to tighten measures against money laundering and terrorist financing. But its chief regional ally-cum-proxy, Lebanese paramilitary movement Hizbollah, is not sticking to the script.

The movement’s leader Hasan Nasrallah told a political rally on 24 June that Hizbollah “is totally dependent on Iran for funds for its budget, salaries, arms and rockets.” (CONTINUED - 1172 WORDS)