U.S. Criticizes EU over 'Failure' to Label Hizbullah a Terrorist Organizationإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The chief counter terrorism adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, John Brennan, criticized on Saturday the European Union over its failure to label Hizbullah a terrorist organization, which is undermining international counter terrorism efforts.
European resistance “makes it harder to defend our countries and protect our citizens,” Brennan said in a speech to the Institute of Institutional and European Affairs in Dublin.
He said that Hizbullah, in addition to its alliance with terrorist activities carried out by Iran, “is training militants in Yemen and Syria.”
Washington already classifies Hizbullah a foreign "terrorist organization" and it is under U.S. sanctions, but in August the Obama administration added Hizbullah to a list of organizations under sanctions as a penalty for supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.