Moussawi Meets Eichhorst: Continuation of Cooperation with Hizbullah up to Party Leadershipإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Hizbullah international relations official Ammar Moussawi slammed on Thursday the European Union's decision to blacklist the party, describing it as an insult to Lebanon and its people.
He said after holding talks with EU Ambassador to Lebanon Angelina Eichhorst that the decision to continue cooperation between the union and Hizbullah lies in the hands of the party's leadership.
“Blacklisting the party is an insult to all Lebanese, Arab, and Islamic people who believe in resistance,” he declared.
He informed Eichhorst of Hizbullah's rejection of the EU decision, saying that the union succumbed to American and Israeli orders, as demonstrated by Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu deeming it as a diplomatic victory.
Moussawi responded by saying that Netanyahu should mind his own business when it comes to European-Lebanese ties.
Moreover, he remarked: “Israel may benefit from the blacklisting of Hizbullah, but we know that Israel does not need an excuse to attack Lebanon.”
“Everyone knows that Hizbullah's political and military wings are the same,” he added.
For her part, Eichhorst said that the EU's decision is a political message to Hizbullah's military wing.
She added that blacklisting the party should not justify any retaliation by a foreign country, including Israel, against Lebanon.
She reiterated the EU's assertions on Thursday that the decision will not impact dialogue between the union and Lebanon or aid it provides to the country.