Wednesday, July 17, 2019
News Code : 358456 | Publish Date :2019/7/13 - 14:44 | Category: FORUM

Argentina mulls blacklisting Lebanon’s Hezbollah: Report
The plan comes days after Macri hosted a regional summit on countering the powerful resistance movement .

Hawzah News Agency -Argentinean President Mauricio Macri considers designating Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement as a terrorist group, a report says.

The plan comes days after Macri hosted a regional summit on countering the powerful resistance movement, attended by the US.

Citing sources in the government, Argentinean newspaper La Nacion said Macri had tasked the ministry of security and the financial intelligence unit to find the most rapid way for blacklisting Hezbollah.

“We are evaluating different possibilities,” said sources in the government, adding that one of the solutions is “to pass a decree.”

The two entities have been tasked by President Mauricio Macri to find the "most rapid" solution to achieve the goal of including the resistance group in the list of terror organizations.

Other sources, however, told the newspaper, “We do not have a majority in Parliament, and it would take too long to pass a law there.”

The report comes as Argentina prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the Jewish center bombing, known as the AMIA, on July 18.

Argentine accuses the Lebanese movement of carrying out the bombing, an allegation that Hezbollah describes as “categorically false.”

Argentina hosted a regional summit with the United States in attendance earlier this week, during which the two sides discussed ways of “countering Hezbollah.”

Earlier this week, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on two Hezbollah members of Lebanon’s parliament and a security official responsible for coordinating between the resistance movement and the country’s security agencies.

Hezbollah “rejected and denounced" the move, saying it “widened the assault on Lebanon and its people.”


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