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Hezbollah

Honduras designates Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

(January 7, 2020 / Israel Hayom) Honduras announced on Monday that it is officially designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The office of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández released a statement saying, “Honduras joins Guatemala and other countries in announcing that Hezbollah will be declared an international terrorist organization nationwide.” Hezbollah has been designated as … Read More

German parliament calls for full ban of Hezbollah activities

Friday, December 20, 2019

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s parliament passed a resolution Thursday calling for a national ban on the activities of Hezbollah and for the Lebanese militant group to be put on the European Union’s terrorist list. Mathias Middelberg, the spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in parliament, said the joint resolution was agreed upon with the junior … Read More

German parliament passes measure urging government to outlaw Hezbollah activity

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The German parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling on the government in Berlin to outlaw activities of the Iranian-backed, Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah. The nonbinding motion was supported by the two major parties that make up Germany’s ruling coalition, as well as by a small opposition party called FDP, thus passing with a large … Read More

US sanctions men, companies accused of laundering money for Hezbollah

Monday, December 16, 2019

(December 16, 2019 / JNS) The United States sanctioned two top Hezbollah money-launderers on Friday—one in Lebanon and the other in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—and their companies. “Hezbollah continues to use seemingly legitimate businesses as front companies to raise and launder funds in countries like the DRC, where it can use bribery and … Read More

Guatemala to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Monday, December 9, 2019

(December 9, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Guatemala’s president-elect Alejandro Giammattei told Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Sunday that he plans to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Giammattei, who is on his first visit to Israel this week, said he will implement the move once he takes office next month. He further clarified that … Read More

Hezbollah uses Germany to finance terrorism, weapons purchases

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah uses a center in Berlin as well as other locations across Germany to recruit members and raise funds for terrorism and weapons purchases, according to a report by the Berlin-based Tagesspiegel newspaper. Tagesspiegel on Saturday published a detailed exposé on how the Lebanese terrorist organization uses Germany for “money generated” … Read More

Members of Congress send bipartisan letter to UN, urging it to confront Hezbollah

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

(November 19, 2019 / JNS) A bipartisan group of 240 members of Congress have sent a letter to U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, calling on the international community to confront the terrorist group Hezbollah. More than 13 years ago, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1701 to end the Second Lebanon War between Israel … Read More

Israel asks West to condition Lebanon aid on action against Hezbollah missiles

Thursday, October 31, 2019

With the political crisis showing no sign of abating in Lebanon, Israeli officials said Wednesday they have asked partners in the international community to condition any aid to the country on efforts to get rid of advanced arms stationed there. “In discreet talks with various capitals, we made it clear that any aid meant to … Read More

US sanctions squeezing Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

Friday, October 4, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — The conflict between Iran and the U.S. that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on the Iran-backed Hezbollah and warned they could soon expand to its allies, further deepening the tiny Arab country’s economic crisis. The Trump … Read More

Future US sanctions will hit Hezbollah benefactors: source

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Beirut (AFP) – A US official warned Lebanese politicians on Monday that future US sanctions would target any party suspected of providing “material” support to the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, a Lebanese source told AFP. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met Prime Minister Saad Hariri and parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday during … Read More