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Iran termed as worthless Britain’s recent move to add the
military wing of the Lebanese Hezbollah to its terrorist blacklist.Does their salute rimnd you of soemthing?
Foreign Ministry spokesman, Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said the move is “an
indication to London’s political desperation” .
On July 2, Britain moved to ban the entire military wing of
adding it to its blacklist of designated terrorist groups.
Toughening its stance on the Lebanese movement, the Britain’s Home Office
move made it a criminal offense to belong to, raise funds or encourage
support for the group’s military wing.
“Making such a move by a country which was the founder of the terrorist
Zionist regime and has always supported its aggressive and occupying
approach was not surprising,” Hosseini said.
“Adopting such stands while the achievements of resistance movement of the
Lebanese Hezbollah were the source of happiness and honor for all Lebanese
tribes and political groups as well as the entire regional states, is an
indication to political desperation of the British government,” he
The spokesman also denounced the long history of London’s hostility towards
He stressed that Britain’s recent moves of honoring the apostate writer
Salman Rushdie, removing the terrorist Mujahideen Khalq Organization (MKO)
from the terrorist blacklist and supporting racist and occupying regimes
were examples of its hostility towards Muslims.
UK in no position to blacklist Hezbollah
Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:16:42
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Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini
Iran says the British government lacks the jurisdiction to blacklist the
military arm of Hezbollah as a banned terrorist organization.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Tuesday condemned a
decision by Britain to add Hezbollah’s military wing to the list of
designated terrorist groups, saying that the stance is ‘worthless’.
“There should be no wonder at such a stance from a government that is one of
the founders of the terrorist regime of Israel and has constantly supported
its policies of occupation and invasion,” Hosseini said.
The spokesman said the decision, coming at a time when the Hezbollah
achievements have been widely praised by the Lebanese people, is proof of
‘Britain’s complete desparation’ .
In view of such measures by Britain as ‘conferring knighthood on author
Salman Rushdie’ and ‘removing the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) from
its list of terrorist groups’, the British government lacks the moral
authority to make any decision on such issues, Hosseini said.
Britain’s Home Office justifies its decision to ban the entire military wing
of Hezbollah by accusing the movement’s military branch of providing support
to militants in Iraq and Palestinian terror groups.