FM: There's great support to add Hezbollah to EU blacklist

July 25, 2012 08:06

There is a lot of support for Israel's call to add Hezbollah to the EU's terrorist blacklist, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Israel Radio from Brussels, in an interview aired Wednesday morning.

Liberman met Tuesday with his EU colleagues as part of the annual EU-Israel Association Council meeting, where he called on the body to put the Lebanese organization on its terrorist list.

Liberman said that the result of his request has been misrepresented, and that no one had expected it to be accepted upon first proposal. The foreign minster added that it is a complicated process which requires the consensus of 37 countries, but he sounded hopeful as he stated that he had heard a lot of support for the move. "We have put the proposal forward officially," he said, indicating that it was a substantial beginning of what could be a long process to achieve the desired result.

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