US House of Representatives Urges EU to Designate 'Hezbollah' in its Entirety as Terrorist

23 September, 2022
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US House of Representatives Urges EU to Designate 'Hezbollah' in its Entirety as Terrorist

The US House of Representatives approved a resolution "urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization."


The draft proposed by Democratic and Republican representatives aims to pressure the EU to follow the US and include Hezbollah's political wing in its terrorist lists.


The bill's sponsor, Representative Ted Deutch, said: "Hezbollah is a proxy for Iran. It's time for the EU to join the US, Germany, Argentina, the Arab League, and others in saying […] that it is one, a unified terrorist organization."


Deutch said that the approval of the House of Representatives of this resolution sends an "important message to our European allies: more can and must be done to counter the Iranian proxy (Hezbollah), which begins with calling them what they are: a terrorist organization in its entirety that is committed to the destruction of our ally Israel and continues to undermine the values and interests of both US and Europe."


The Rep. reiterated there is no difference between Hezbollah's branches, and the military wing cannot be separated from the political wing.


The Democratic representative called on the European Union to stop allowing Hezbollah's political wing to operate freely in some EU countries and join the United States in targeting the terrorist group and its global criminal networks.


For her part, Congresswoman Kathy Manning praised the bill, noting that Hezbollah is a "terrorist group responsible for thousands of civilian deaths, not just in the Middle East but around the globe."


The MPs urged the European Union to impose sanctions on all wings of the party and share intelligence information with the United States to end the party's influence in the region.


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