Report: EU officially lists 'Hezbollah Military Wing' as terror group

July 26, 2013 12:45


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The EU's Official Journal -- a record of EU decisions and their implementation -- officially added the "Hezbollah Military Wing" to a list of 11 persons and 25 groups deemed to be affiliated with terrorist activity, the Lebanese Daily Star reported on Friday.

According to the Star, analysts warn it may be impossible to distinguish between Hezbollah's military and political wings, in order to implement appropriate sanctions on the terrorist group, but not the political portion.

To address concerns, ministers reportedly agreed that the blacklisting of Hezbollah would not "affect legitimate financial transfers to Lebanon and the delivery of assistance, including humanitarian assistance," the Official Journal is quoted as saying.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday that the decision means the EU will share responsibility for any future Israeli attack on Lebanon, the Star reported.

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