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Sunday, January 13, 2013

France blocking EU from declaring Hezbullah a terror group

France is blocking a European Union consensus on declaring Hezbullah a designated terror organization.
The EU has not reached a consensus among its 27 members to include Lebanon-based Hezbollah in its list of terrorist organizations, a spokesman for the French Foreign Ministry in Paris said on Wednesday.

“The designation of a terrorist organization by the European Union implies that precise legal conditions are met,” spokesman Philippe Lalliot said, according to the translated answer obtained by The Jerusalem Post.

“Under the common position of the Council of the European Union of 27 from December 2001 on the application of specific measures to fight against terrorism, any application on the list of terrorist organizations in the EU particularly is subject to a consensus among Member States. This consensus is not currently met,” he said.

A reporter at the Foreign Ministry briefing asked Lalliot about a January Israeli newspaper report detailing Israel’s new efforts to convince Europe to outlaw Hezbollah because of the group’s terrorist activities. The reporter cited Ma’ariv saying that “this failure is particularly the position of France, which would be opposed to such an initiative.”

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According to commentators and news reports in Israel, France is going to great lengths to block any designation of Hezbollah as a terror entity because it want to preserve its diplomatic leverage in Lebanon. France is also concerned about Hezbollah retaliation.

The Beirut-based Daily Star reported Hezbollah’s secretary- general Hasan Nasrallah attacked the US and Israel for pushing sanctions against his organization. Nasrallah termed 2013 a “very dangerous phase.”

According to the paper, “In the coming year, we will be facing many challenges as a resistance as the Americans and Israelis are working to besiege us with efforts to place Hezbollah on the European Union’s terrorist list, restricting the group’s movement in Latin America and so on.” 
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2 Comments:

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Whoa. France is getting a little schitzo on this, no? And I saw somewhere that the U.K. is jumping in with France. So, they'll bomb "rebels" which include every stream of "islamist" sharia advocate, but they won't try to stop international Hezbollah operations before the machetes, etc. reach the cities? It looks to me like the Euros are doing their historical thing of being socialist, ant therefore picking and choosing and appeasing, rather than simply enforcing their laws. Then, when thing get too out of hand, the slaughter based not on law, but race, religion, etc. wrecks the world. This is why the 10 commandments say "no coveting", "no etc.", because communism/socialism are built on coveting and no God and are a disaster for humans.

France bombs Mali rebels as more troops arrive in Bamako
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/13/us-mali-rebels-idUSBRE90912Q20130113

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Makes you wonder who's side they're on in Mali/Azawad and Somalia.

 

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