The Shiite Islamist political organization, Hezbollah, has been officially banned from entering the Lithuania borders.
In solidarity with various of its allied countries, such as The United States, Germany, The United Kingdom, and The Netherlands, Lithuania just took the decision to ban any Hezbollah’s politically affiliated members from entering the country.
“Having taken into consideration the information acquired by our institutions and partners, we may conclude that ‘Hezbollah’ uses terrorist means that pose a threat to the security of a significant number of countries, including Lithuania.”
~ Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister
In the statement, Lithuanian Foreign Minister lauded Israel for “the successful cooperation between the Lithuanian and Israeli national security agencies.”
In response, Israel’s former prime minister Gabi Ashkenazi congratulated Lithuania in its decision and claimed, in his tweet, that the citizens of Lebanon are in economic and political captivity by Hezbollah.