Envoy: Blacklisting Hezbollah by EU Not to Affect Resistance
- July, 23, 2013 - 19:12
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi condemned the European Union’s recent decision to blacklist the military wing of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement, and asserted that the move will leave no impact on the course of resistance.
Roknabadi made the remarks after meeting Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour.
The Iranian diplomat also said that the EU’s decision have been made under pressure from the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel.
“The Zionist regime should know that the decision (to blacklist Hezbollah) will have no effect on the course of resistance,” the Iranian ambassador reiterated.
The 28 members of the European Union on Monday agreed to label Hezbollah’s military wing a so-called terrorist organization, making it illegal to send money to the organization and enabling its assets in Europe to be frozen.
Britain and the Netherlands have been pushing for the blacklisting since May, but many countries had resisted, arguing that it could destabilize Lebanon, where Hezbollah is part of the government.