UK confirms ban on Hezbollah, calls it a terrorist organization
Britain said on Monday it would ban Hezbollah, adding the Lebanese Shi’ite group in its entirety to its list of banned terrorist organizations.
“Hezbollah is continuing in its attempts to destabilize the fragile situation in the Middle East – and we are no longer able to distinguish between their already banned military wing and the political party,” Interior Minister Sajid Javid said.
“Because of this, I have taken the decision to proscribe the group in its entirety,” he added.
Britain had already proscribed Hezbollah’s external security unit and its military wing in 2001 and 2008 respectively, but now wants to outlaw its political arm too.