Lebanese banks compliant, insists governor

Riad Salame, the governor of the Bank of Lebanon, has countered allegations that the country's financial institutions illegally supported Hezbollah, a militant group.

Israeli victims of rocket attacks launched during the conflict with Israel in 2006 have made the allegations in lawsuits filled in the US and Canada.

But the Associated Press, a news agency, reported on Tuesday that Salame had rebuffed the claims, saying in a statement that the Lebanese banking sector was "committed to internati

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