Bulgaria: We won't lead drive to blacklist Hezbollah

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 29, 2013 21:38

Sofia will not "initiate the procedure to include certain groups or individuals in the banned list of the European Union," Bulgarian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Marin Raykov said Friday in reference to Hezbollah, as quoted by the Sofia News Agency.

Raykov's comments followed a meeting with Lebanon's outgoing Ambassador to Bulgaria Micheline Abi Amra, who assured him that her country will fully cooperate in the investigation into the Burgas terror attack that killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver last year.

The European Union has been under pressure from the United States and Israel to blacklist the Hezbollah, a demand which has intensified since last month when Bulgaria implicated Hezbollah in the Burgas bus bombing.

According to the report, Raykov emphasized that the Bulgarian authorities were continuing the probe into the attack and that his country relies on support and cooperation from Lebanon to reveal the perpetrators of the attack.


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