Bassil Meets Mogherini: 'Resistance Not Terrorism Even if Entire World Says So'

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Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil held talks Monday in Beirut with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, a few hours after Britain said that it will outlaw Hizbullah's political wing under its anti-terror laws.

“Hizbullah's terror designation by Britain will not have a negative impact on Lebanon, and it is something we have become used to from the other states,” Bassil said after the meeting.

“Britain has informed Lebanon of its keenness on bilateral relations,” he added.

Bassil also stressed that “even if the entire world comes together and says that the resistance is terrorist, it will not make it terrorist in the eyes of the Lebanese.”

“As long as the land is occupied, the resistance will remain embraced by state institutions and all Lebanese people,” the minister added.

Separately, Bassil said a “safe and dignified repatriation of Syrian refugees is the only solution,” noting that the European Union will help Lebanon in this regard.

Bassil threw a dinner banquet in Mogherini's honor after the talks.

Earlier in the day, Britain said it will ban the political wing of Hizbullah, making membership of the movement or inviting support for it a crime.

The European Union put the armed wing of Hizbullah on its terrorism blacklist in 2013, due to Hizbullah's alleged role in blowing up an Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria. But unlike the United States, the EU differentiates between the group's military and political wings.

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Thumb justin 25 February 2019, 21:29

“As long as the land is occupied, the resistance will remain embraced by state institutions and all Lebanese people,” Bassil added.

and what has the 'resistance' done to liberate 'occupied' land? NOTHING!

Instead its fighting Arab regimes at the request of Iran.

Bassil go live in Iran.

Thumb warrior 25 February 2019, 21:31

Bassil also stressed that “even if the entire world comes together and says that the resistance is terrorist, it will not make it terrorist in the eyes of the Lebanese.”

How many Lebanese does Bassil represent?

lol @ the irani

Thumb eagledawn 25 February 2019, 21:34

"the_roar:
Ladies and Gentlemen: Today you've just listened to the future president of Lebanon. Learn people, learn."

Thumb tric.portugual 25 February 2019, 22:04

September 12, 2002
Pat Robertson: General Aoun, delighted to have you with us on The 700 Club, welcome. Tell me about Hezbollah. We hear about the terrorist group Hezbollah. What relation do they have to Syria?

General Michel Aoun: Hezbollah is not a separate entity from Syria. It is under the Syrian operational control.

Pat Robertson: The so-called terrorist group is under the operational control of Syria?

General Michel Aoun: Yes, 100 percent, no question about that.

Thumb s.o.s 25 February 2019, 22:35

In other words, the entire world is wrong but mr “I, Me, Myself” am right.

This POS (point of sale) is as sick as Mr Kim jong Un... lets say that Lebanon would be safer if he didn’t live long, perhaps we should raise a common kitty/pot to pay someone to take care of the problem.

Thumb liberty 26 February 2019, 03:14

Hezbollah has taken over, with the help of Lebanon's opportunist and corrupt political class, the duties and functions of the Lebanese army. Instead of liberating allegedly occupied land through resistance, the terror group now says it is here to defend Lebanon from Israeli 'aggression; a duty entrusted solely to the Lebanese armed forces under the constitution.

Default-user-icon Sad but true (Guest) 26 February 2019, 07:51

Iran’s foreign minister Ruhani resigned after realizing that Bassil has become the defacto Iranian foreign minister after this statement LOL

Thumb thepatriot 26 February 2019, 18:10

Do not speak for me imbassil!
I am Lebanese... and I see Ebolas as Terrorists... and i am not the only one...