Israel Welcomes Slovenia's Decision To Recognize Hezbollah As Terrorist Organization
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Tue 01st December 2020 | 03:15 PM
Israel welcomes the decision made by the Slovenian government to label Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi has said, calling on the international community to follow suit
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st December, 2020) Israel welcomes the decision made by the Slovenian government to label Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi has said, calling on the international community to follow suit.
Ljubljana recently declared Hezbollah a criminal and terrorist organization that threatens peace and security. The measure was introduced following a report of the government's permanent coordination group for restrictive measures on Hezbollah's activities.
"I welcome the decision of the Government of Slovenia to recognize all branches of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. This decision joins similar decisions made in recent months by governments in Europe and Latin America," Ashkenazi said, as cited by the ministry on Monday.
Slovenia's decision was made several weeks after the government of Estonia banned Hezbollah operatives from entering the country and Guatemala designated the movement as a terrorist organization, the ministry noted.
Ashkenazi also called upon other countries and the European Union to exert more pressure on Hezbollah "to outlaw its activities."
To date, Hezbollah has been ranked as a terrorist organization by over 20 countries and international alliances, with among them being the League of Arab States and the Gulf Cooperation Council. The European Union has only so far recognized Hezbollah's military wing as a terror organization.