Estonia imposes entry ban on Hezbollah affiliates

The Estonian government has imposed an entry ban on Hezbollah affiliates – belonging either to Hezbollah’s political or military wing – whose activity supports terrorism.

“Hezbollah poses a significant threat to international security – and thus to Estonia’s security.” By imposing a sanction, we support the approach of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia and our other partners that Hezbollah uses terrorist means and is a security threat to many countries, “said Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu.

A ban on entry into Estonia is imposed on Hezbollah members for whom there are data or there are reasonable grounds to believe that their activities support terrorism and therefore endanger international or Estonian security. Activities in support of terrorism include committing, attempting, participating in or aiding and abetting terrorist acts.

The specific persons to whom the sanction applies shall be appointed by a directive of the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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