Hezbollah Slams Aggressive EU Decision: Written by US Hands with Israeli Ink
Hezbollah expressed in a statement issued Monday evening firm rejection of the European Union’s decision to put its military wing on the list of terrorism, and considered it as “aggressive, unjust decision written with Zionist ink.”Hezbollah, EU
Hezbollah saw in the EU bowing to pressures of the US administration and the Zionist entity as a serious turnover in its compliance to the White House dictates. “It looks as if the decision was written by American hands with Zionist ink and the EU had only to put its seal for approval,” Hezbollah’s statement said.
Hezbollah considered that this unjust decision does not reflect the interests of the peoples of the European Union “and comes in contrast with its values and aspirations that support the principles of freedom and independence, which it had always advocated.”
“If the EU countries think they are booking its locations in our Arab and Islamic countries by submitting to the logic of U.S. blackmailing, we assure them that Washington had made similar decision and gained only further failures and disappointments,” the statement ended up saying.
US, ’Israel’ Applaud EU Decision to Blacklist Hizbullah: We Made It!
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Hours after the US-“Israeli” pressures fruited a blacklist to the Lebanese resistance, both Tel Aviv and Washington applauded the European step as a political “victory”.
In details, the United States hailed the EU’s designation of the so-called “military wing” of Hizbullah as a “terrorist organization.”
US Secretary of State John Kerry said : “With today’s action, the EU is sending a strong message to Hizbullah that it cannot operate with impunity.”
He further called the move by the European Union “an important step.”
Kerry said the designation showed “there are consequences for Hizbullah’s actions.”
“This designation will have a significant impact on Hizbullah’s ability to operate freely in Europe by enabling European law enforcement agencies to crack down on Hizbullah’s fundraising, logistical activity, and “terrorist” plotting on European soil,” the head of US’ diplomacy added.
Meanwhile, the same symphony was echoed in the Zionist entity.
“Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the EU step, highlighting to the role of his government in this decision: “We invest great efforts to prove to the world that this is a global “terror” organization which tries to murder innocents all around the world including in Cyprus and the abhorrent murder in Bulgaria.
“I told Catherine Ashton and many heads of state in Europe: If Hizbullah isn’t a terror group I don’t know what is it,” he recalled.
For his part, “Israeli” War Minister Moshe Yaalon welcomed the EU’s decision as “an important move, and it is good that there is a consensus among European countries on the issue.”
The war minister claimed that “Hizbullah is a dangerous and reckless “terrorist” organization which has not hesitated in the past and will not hesitate in the future to carry out suicide bombings across Europe.”
“Tightening the noose around it will enhance the intelligence cooperation between countries against Hizbullah and improve the struggle against the organization and its emissaries,” said Yaalon.
He stressed that the fight against Hizbullah must be “consistent, determined, uncompromising, and measures of the kind taken by the EU today will help.
Similarly, the so-called “Israeli” “Justice” Minister Tzipi Livni praised the EU, which she said made clear that the party is a “terrorist organization”.
“I welcome this announcement by the EU, that Hizbullah is now included in the list of terrorist organizations,” said Livni.
“Finally, after years of deliberations, the claim that Hizbullah is a legitimate political party has rightfully failed. Now it is clear to the entire world that Hizbullah is a terrorist organization”, she said in a statement.
Meanwhile, former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman considered that The EU’s decision is “partial and insufficient.”
“Hizbullah’s military and political wings are two faces of the same coin,” he stated.
In addition, the Zionist entity’s President Shimon Peres said the EU’s decision is a clear message to “terror” groups that their “murderous” actions would not be tolerated.
“I welcome the European Union’s decision regarding Hizbullah, a significant and necessary step towards putting an end to the spread of terror across the globe,” Peres said.
“Your decision sends a clear message to terror organizations, and the countries which harbor them, that their murderous actions will not be tolerated,” he said in a statement.
Lebanon Calls on EU to Reconsider Blacklisting Hezbollah
Several Lebanese officials slammed a European Union decision to blacklist Hezbollah’s military wing, as they called the regional bloc to reconsider the move.Speaker Nbaih Berri
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said the decision served Israeli interests.
“This decision in terms of timing and content expresses contempt for justice,” Berri said in a statement, adding that the EU action was not matched with a clear cause.
“The decision serves Israel free of charge,” he added.
Tammam SalamPrime minister-designate Tammam Salam hoped the EU would reconsider its decision, saying that labeling Hezbollah as terrorist group further complicates Lebanon’s political crisis.
“I hope the EU will reconsider its decision because such decision contradicts with the willingness of the countries of the European Union to help Lebanon overcome the complexities of its internal political situation, he said.
FM Adnan Mansour For his part, Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour has called for an emergency cabinet session to take a stance from the decision.
In remarks to several newspapers published on Tuesday, Mansour said: “The cabinet should hold an extraordinary session because this issue is linked to (Lebanon’s) political life in general and would have repercussions” on the country.
“We should take the appropriate decision,” he added.
He warned that the Zionist entity would now find an EU-backed excuse to hit Hezbollah bases in Lebanon.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Higher Shiite Council Abdul Amir Qabalan condemned the European Union’s decision.
“We consider the EU decision an act of terrorism, and we call on the European Union to abolish this decision because it reflects injustice and avoidance,” Qabalan said.
EU Envoy: Cooperation with Lebanese Gov’t Remains even if Hezbollah was Part of it
The Head of the EU delegation, Angelina Eichhorst, said that the regional bloc differentiates between Hezbollah’s military and political arms, adding that cooperation with Lebanon will remain even if the resistance party was part of the new government. Angelina Eichhorst
“The EU differentiates between Hezbollah’s political and military wing,” Eichhorst told reporters following talks with caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour.
“It will also work with any cabinet that represents all parties and even if Hezbollah was part of it,” she stressed.
Eichhorst also said that EU backs efforts exerted by Premier-designate Tammam Salam to form a new cabinet and cooperates with the caretaker government.
“Lebanon is an important partner. We hope there would be stability in it,” she said.
“Ties with Lebanon will remain strong,” she said, adding “support for Lebanon will not stop” after the latest decision against Hezbollah.
Asked if there will be sanctions against Hezbollah officials, Eichhorst reiterated that the EU decision on Monday places only Hezbollah’s military wing on the terror list.