Hezbollah: EU Bowing to US, Israeli Pressure
- July, 23, 2013 - 12:19
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement said that the European Union has bowed before the US and the Zionist regime of Israel after the bloc's decision to blacklist the movement.
“It looks as if the decision was written by American hands and with Israeli ink. The EU only had to add its signature in approval,” Hezbollah said, in a statement issued Tuesday.
The Lebanese movement reminds the EU that Washington had made similar decision “that only generated further failures and disappointments.”
The blacklisting would mean imposing visa bans on individuals and asset freezes on organizations associated with the group.
Many top Lebanese officials immediately expressed deep concern over the decision which some said would damage Lebanon’s international relations and worsen internal tensions.
Lebanon’s president, Michel Suleiman, for instance asked the European Union to “re-examine its decision."
Iran, too, deplored the European Union’s recent decision to blacklist the military wing of Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement, and announced that the decision serves the illegitimate interests of the Zionist regime of Israel.
Speaking on Monday evening, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi underlined that the EU move is certainly in line with the illegitimate interests of Israel, and has been made under pressure from Tel Aviv’s European allies.
“This purposeful move, which was made under the pressure of certain EU members, runs contrary to all political and legal principles, and is shocking and unacceptable,” Salehi stated.
He noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the latest EU decision against Hezbollah, and thinks that such a move will not change the popular and righteous nature of the Lebanese resistance movement.