EU Kickstarts Discussions on Blacklisting Hizbullah Military Wing

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European Union countries mulled on Tuesday placing Hizbullah's military wing on its list of terrorist organizations ahead of a wide meeting for EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on June 24.

According to As Safir newspaper, several EU countries, including Austria are questioning the “motives behind blacklisting Hizbullah.”

A source told the newspaper that Hizbullah's military wing will be probably enlisted on the list for “it's terrorist behavior.”

However, diplomats say that the EU fears that enrolling Hizbullah's military wing on it's list of terrorist organizations could impact stability in Lebanon.

The 27 EU members states should agree on adding Hizbullah to the list.

Britain already has Hizbullah's military wing on its terror list, while the Netherlands blacklists the whole organization.

An Nahar newspaper reported that several EU countries rejected a request by Britain during Tuesday's closed-door meeting to impose sanctions on the party's military wing, arguing that such a decision would have negative repercussions on stability in the region.

Britain debates that there is “concrete” evidence that Hizbullah is responsible for the July 2012 Burgas attack.

Earlier in May, France sought to call for the military arm of Hizbullah to be added to an European Union terror blacklist due to its backing of the Syrian regime.

Both Israel and the United States have pressured the 27-member bloc to follow their example and designate Hizbullah as a terrorist group but the issue remained sensitive and divisive.

Comments 7
Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 05 June 2013, 09:07

HizbIran is a terrosrist organisation and not a wing of it, all of it!
Its always been the case and the Hizb knows it. Thats why they invented the rotten slogan of army,people,resistance to cover all their flaws.

Thumb mckinl 05 June 2013, 09:28

Britain, the Netherlands and France are nothing but American poodles. Britain and the Netherlands need protection for BP and Shell and France need pay back the US for help in Mali.

Austria and Italy have it right ... the blacklisting of Hezbollah is nothing more than part and parcel of the US-Zionist Plan to crush Iran and anybody who trades or supports Iran.

Thumb mckinl 05 June 2013, 13:25

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Default-user-icon Paul (Guest) 05 June 2013, 09:58

Why its taken this long is astounding. Like the evil axis it is this Persian Syrian and their brainwashed money beggars in Lebanon is bound to fail once and for all- Iran sanctions, Syria war, hizzi blacklist it's Finally taking shape.

Thumb thepatriot 05 June 2013, 10:06

Yes dami, and Hezbzbala's conscious is certainly clear, after all, they never:
- Assasinated anyone
- Smuggled weapons
- Sold drugs
- Conspired to kill
- Refused to abide by international law
- Refused to pay an electricity bill
- Refused to grant access to the army in their strongholds
- Destroyed half of Lebanon with their stupid war
- etc, etc, etc...

Thumb thepatriot 05 June 2013, 11:34

ya ahbal! 2006 saw more distruction, in times of peace, in a month, then all the other wars of Lebanon together!

PS: Stop mixing up things, generalizing them, and applying them to all... it is childish and ridiculous. We are not in the 80's anymore when chaos and rules of war were legion.

Thumb thepatriot 05 June 2013, 15:51

"and of course nobody else has the gift of strengthening their 'argument' with namecalling"

coming from you've got quite some nerve...I'll let you meditate on this one:

« Les compliments, c'est bien beau, c'est bien agréable, mais on ne sait jamais si c'est sincère, tandis que les insultes, ça vient du coeur. » :)

PS: idiot!