Nasarallah adresses crowd in Beirut.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A Hezbollah official will meet with the EU representative in Lebanon, the local
Daily Star newspaper reported.
According to a press statement released by
the Shi’ite movement on Wednesday, Hezbollah official Ammar Moussawi plans to
meet EU Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst on Thursday in Hezbollah’s south Beirut
Meanwhile, an official in Syria’s Foreign and Expatriates
Ministry on Tuesday denounced the EU’s decision to place the armed wing of
Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, saying the decision serves
“Israeli plots in the region.”
According to the source, quoted by Syria’s
SANA news agency on Wednesday, the European decision came in response to
American and Israeli pressure.
“Hezbollah is a fundamental part of the
Lebanese national fabric and enjoys a wide popularity in Lebanon,” said the
He added that Hezbollah is playing “a positive role in bolstering
the national unity in brotherly Lebanon.”
Syria’s ally Iran also spoke
out against the ban, condemning the EU’s decision and describing it as “biased,”
according to a report by the Iranian Mehr News website on
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday called the
“Such measures will not change the popular and
truth-seeking nature of Hezbollah, he said, adding that “the European Union’s
move will serve the illegitimate interests of the Zionist regime.”
statement, Hezbollah said the EU decision “was written by American hands with
Israeli ink.” The terrorist organization also said that the decision had no
justification since it was “not based on any proof,” according to the
An article published on Tuesday in the Lebanese Al-Akhbar echoed
these claims, arguing that Europe’s move can be attributed to its support of
Zionism, which is based on their guilt from the Holocaust.
‘democracies’ have been loyal supporters of Israeli occupation and apartheid
since the racist nation’s birth from the womb of Britain’s Balfour
Their blind support for Zionism is firmly rooted in their
guilt over the barbaric way they treated Jews during World War II.” The article
goes on to claim that Hezbollah “exposed the cowardice and corruption of the
system of Arab regimes who built their armies only to defend their
Hezbollah MP Walid Sakaria said on Tuesday that the decision by
the EU would not stop the group’s involvement in Syria’s civil war in support of
President Bashar Assad, according to a report by the Turkish Anadolu Agency.