All The 65+ Countries That Designated Hezbollah As A Terrorist Organization

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Hezbollah is considered a powerful party in Lebanon and Iraq. However, it is also designated as a terrorist organization to varies degrees by 64 countries and 2 others currently deciding or finalizing decisions.

These countries are divided between those that have listed the entire organization as a terrorist group and those that have restricted the listing to just its military wing.

world map showing countries that have terrorist designations on Hezbollah

The countries/states that listed Hezbollah as a terrorist organization are:

  • The United States
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Israel

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) encompassing:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain

The Arab League (excluding Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, And Syria. Also excludes countries already listed under GCC):

  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Palestine
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Yemen

Europe (including countries with stricter designations than those issued by EU):

Latin America:

The countries that banned the military wing of Hezbollah:

  • Kosovo
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

European Union (EU):

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Currently under consideration:

The US designated Hezbollah a foreign terrorist organization in 1997. Hezbollah members and officials such as Nasrallah are also subject to US sanctions and are considered specially designated global terrorists.

Companies in Lebanon and some Lebanese politicians allegedly working for Hezbollah were also recently sanctioned by the US.

The European Union designated Hezbollah‘s military wing a terrorist group in 2013. However, several European countries went on to take a stronger stance on their own.