EU blacklisting aggressive and unjust: Hezbollah

EU blacklisting aggressive and unjust: Hezbollah
Tue Jul 23, 2013 09:15:22

Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah has criticized a decision by the European Union to blacklist its military wing as “a terror group,” calling the move “aggressive and unjust.”

Hezbollah firmly rejects the EU decision... and sees it as an aggressive and unjust decision that has no justification and is not based on any proof," the resistance group said in a statement on Monday.

“It looks as if the decision was written by American hands and with Israeli ink,” said the Hezbollah statement. “The EU only had to add its signature in approval.”

Hezbollah added that the EU succumbing to “blackmail from the US” would not get it anywhere.

The party added that the EU’s unjust decision “does not in any way echo the interests of the people of the EU and goes against the principles of the European people which are supportive of freedom and independence.”

Hezbollah reminded the EU that the US had issued a similar decision against the party “that only generated further failures and disappointments.”

Earlier, Lebanon's Hezbollah-run Al-Manar television said the EU had "surrendered to the wishes of Israel."

The move was advocated by the UK and the Netherlands, but other members of the EU had been reluctant, fearing that it would destabilize Lebanon.

Analysts believe the move is actually a retaliation prompted by the Israeli regime and European supporters of the war in Syria in response to Hezbollah support to the Syrian people against numerous terrorist groups that have been poured to the Arab country to bring down the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The decision is likely to complicate EU’s relations with the Lebanese government, of which Hezbollah is an important part.


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