In January, the British Treasury has implemented asset freezing measures against Hezbollah, because of their designation of the entirety of Hezbollah as a terrorist group.
The country had previously only designated the military wing but however, this had changed in February 2019. The asset freezing measures that took place are considered consistent with their position on Hezbollah.
The reason they made this decision is that they cannot distinguish between the military wing and the political party.
In a statement by the UK government, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said, “Hezbollah is continuing in its attempts to destabilize the fragile situation in the Middle East – and we are no longer able to distinguish between their already banned military wing and the political party. Because of this, I have taken the decision to proscribe the group in its entirety.”
Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.