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Pompeo: No ‘Material Progress’ By Europe To Declare Hezbollah A Terror Group
No ‘Material Progress’ By Europe To Declare Hezbollah A Terror Group, Says Pompeo
The U.S. Secretary of State’s remarks came as German lawmakers consider outlawing the Lebanese terror group. Like the European Union, Germany only considers Hezbollah’s military wing as such.
(June 4, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he hasn’t seen “any material progress” by European countries to recognize Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization.
“The American position is very clear,” Pompeo told American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris in a recorded video played at the AJC Global Forum on Tuesday. “It is a unitarian entity. It is a terrorist organization. It is underwritten by the Islamic Republic of Iran, and it, in its entirety, must be designated as a terrorist entity.”
The United States designated Hezbollah as a terrorist entity in 1997.
Pompeo’s remarks came as German lawmakers are considering outlawing the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.