US ambassador to Germany: EU should ban Hezbollah

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard A. Grenell called on the European Union to proscribe the Lebanese terror organisation Hezbollah.

“The facts belie the EU’s stance,” Grenell writes. “Hezbollah works for the Iranian regime, not the Lebanese people, who have protested against Iran’s influence in their country since October. It contributes to the 400,000 plus death toll in Syria, and remains dedicated to the extermination of Israel. It has planned and executed terrorist attacks on European soil. And it flouts the rule of law, raising hundreds of millions of dollars in financing per year through criminal networks and transnational money laundering schemes originating in or transiting Europe. An EU-wide designation of Hezbollah is necessary to deny it the vast European recruiting and fundraising networks it needs to survive.”

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