Austria Outlaws Lebanese Terrorist Group Hizbullah

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Austria banned Hizbullah in its entirety last week, outlawing all Hizbullah-linked activities in the country. "This step reflects reality," said Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg. "The group itself makes no distinction between the military and the political arm." Hizbullah "poses a serious threat to the stability in the region and the security of Israel. Israel's right to exist must not be called into question." The EU designates Hizbullah as a terrorist organization but makes a distinction between the military arm and the political arm.

2021-05-19 00:00:00

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