MK Shalom on EU blacklisting Hezbollah: Better late than never

July 22, 2013 14:41

Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom (Likud) on Monday welcomed the European Union decision to blacklist the military wing of the Lebanese militant organization Hezbollah, saying that although it was late, it is "better late than never."

In a statement to the press, Shalom stated that since Hamas was listed in 2004, he knows that there is a huge significance in the move, as it acts to come down "hard and heavy on the activities of a terrorist organization masquerading as a political organization."

"Despite the move being late, it is better late than never," Shalom said, adding that the present discussion shows terror organizations that the international community will stand steadfast to combat terror.

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