U.S. 'Very Pleased' with British Blacklisting of Hizbullah


Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, said Friday that the United States was "very pleased" with the UK’s decision to add the entire Hizbullah group to its list of terrorist organizations subject to asset freezing, adding that Washington had long been seeking such a move from European allies.

"We would like to congratulate the United Kingdom," he told reporters in Washington. "There is no distinction between Hizbullah's political arm and its military arm," Hook added.

Britain's finance ministry previously only targeted Hizbullah’s military wing but has now listed the whole group after the British government designated it a terrorist organization last March.

The change requires any individual or institution in Britain with accounts or financial services connected to Hizbullah to suspend them or face prosecution.

The group had "publicly denied a distinction between its military and political wings," the British Treasury said in a notice posted on its website.

"The group in its entirety is assessed to be concerned in terrorism and was proscribed as a terrorist organization in the UK in March 2019," it added.

"This listing includes the Military Wing, the Jihad Council and all units reporting to it, including the External Security Organization," it said.

Comments 6
Thumb tric.portugal 17 January 2020, 20:58

Destroying the Nation of the only cristhian Arab nation in name of Israel... USA and UK supporting the expantion of the State of Israel and promoting the extermination the only cristhian Arab nation!!!

Missing samiam 17 January 2020, 22:13

Nonsense--not a language. Pick a language and a stance and stick with it.

Thumb whyaskwhy 18 January 2020, 07:23

You are responding to an approved site troll Samiam "he no sbeak de ingrish well".
Waste of time same old Iranian propaganda and yes death to the infadels...

Thumb tric.portugal 18 January 2020, 12:38

Yes, I'm not like you jew+Whaabi+uk that defends the integration of the Meca refugies in Meca!! The KSA send q message clear to UK, only buy they weapons if UK daesh government demands the integration of whhaabis refugies in Lebanon... The same message was send to al-Paris

Thumb wassupmanigga 18 January 2020, 10:53

The whole world calls them a terrorist org yet those in it want to hide the sun w one finger, TERRORISTS TERRORISTS TERRORISTS GO AWAYYYYYYYY

Thumb tric.portugal 18 January 2020, 12:42

USA and UK after exterminated the ancient cristhians communities in Iraque because the insane policies that they have to the region, can call anyone terrorist!!!??? Pure insanitie of the anglo-saxons