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hezbollah: Hezbollah slams Australia’s ‘terrorist’ listing

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Shiite militant motion Hezbollah denounced Australia’s choice Wednesday to checklist the complete team as a “terrorist organisation”, accusing Canberra of bowing to US and Israeli calls for.
Hezbollah has extensive been focused by US sanctions and blacklisted by the US and Israel as a “terrorist” organisation, but the Iran-backed team is also a potent political participant, with seats in Lebanon’s parliament.
International locations have prevented sanctioning the group’s political wing, fearing these a shift could hamper relations with Lebanese authorities or lead to destabilising the region.
Hezbollah in a assertion “strongly denounced the Australian authorities’ choice”, declaring it was “a humiliating submission to American and Zionist diktats” and served Israeli passions.
Australia’s shift prolonged a pre-present ban on the Shiite group’s armed wing.
The “choice and these that have preceded it will not have an impact on Hezbollah’s posture and its correct to resistance”, the assertion claimed.
Hezbollah was launched in the nineteen eighties to battle Israeli profession of southern Lebanon and has developed into Iran’s key regional proxy, with operatives in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
The only Lebanese faction to have held its weapons just after the 1975-1990 civil war, Hezbollah has a additional potent arsenal than the Lebanese nationwide military.
It emphasises the movement’s part of “resistance” in opposition to Israel and claims its part is to protect Lebanon.



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