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BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – Germany will attempt to add Hezbollah on the European terrorist list, a new report indicated this week.

The German Broadcasting Corporation Deutsche Welle quoted the German magazine Der Spiegel as saying that the terrorist classification only applies to the military wing of Hezbollah, but this new move will include its political party as well.

“Hezbollah is a terrorist organization,” said Hans-Georg Engelke, Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry, indicating that efforts will be made during Germany’s presidency of the European Union to include the party as a whole on the terrorist bloc’s list, according to the mentioned magazine.

The German Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, announced at the end of last April that Hezbollah was banned, which means that the party is obligated to stop its activities in Germany.

Der Spiegel stated that the German Foreign Ministry strongly supports the new proposal of the Ministry of the Interior, noting that the ban on Hezbollah has failed so far due to opposition from France.

The magazine reported that “the French President, Emmanuel Macron, distanced himself for the first time from the party after the failure to form a government in Beirut headed by Mustafa Adib.”

Then Macron, for the first time, publicly criticized the party, saying: “Hezbollah should not believe that it is stronger than it is.”

Macron added, “Hezbollah cannot be at the same time an army that fights Israel and a militia in Syria and a party that is respected in Lebanon. It has to prove that it respects all the Lebanese. In recent days, it has clearly shown the opposite.”

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The magazine quoted a spokesman for the German Free Democratic Party (liberal) for foreign policy affairs in Parliament, as saying that signs indicating a change in Macron’s position on this issue were received from his party.

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Fred West
Fred West
2020-10-03 13:05
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It appears that the West/ USA are preparing the ground for intervention in to Lebanon, because of the failure of regime change in Syria and the desire to confront Iran.

Hezbollah are a defensive force, that has defeated Israel three times, it has helped Assad against the Isis/ alqaeda proxies of Saudi/ turkey sponsored by the usual western powers.

Unsurprising Germany and France would seek to further western imperialist project. It’s what white neo conservatism is all about.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-10-02 19:09

And so should it be for the Muslim Brotherhood which is nothing else than al-Qaeda’s “political” branch. Enough of these roaches let spreading their poison to please Qatar’s investments. I have a better idea: let’s annex Qatar as one of our overseas territories!

Lrcaptain
Lrcaptain
2020-10-03 11:08
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

hezbollah is supported by iran
hamas is supported by qatar

Fred West
Fred West
2020-10-03 13:10
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Do you think states cannot be terrorists too?

You see we have normalised our state sanctioned terrorism and target those who deny us our belief that we have the right to impose our values and our rules , to asset strip and regime change because we are apparently civilised.