Serbia Will Designate Hezbollah A Terrorist Organization

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Serbia just announced that it will designate as a terrorist organization in its entirety with no discrimination between its military and political branches.

The eastern European country is the 5th in Europe to align its stance with the in that regard, following the United Kingdom and Kosovo, and more recently Germany, and Lithuania.

The deemed Serbia’s decision significant in helping combat threats to the European continent and global security, and achieve peace in the Middle East.

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Days earlier, Serbia has also announced its plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem, during a White House event in which it signed separate agreements with Washington in regard to the normalization of relations with its Balkan rival Kosovo.

The U.S administration continues to call on European countries to ban or designated it as a terrorist organization in its entirety.

In a press release on Sunday following Serbia’s announcement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged “all countries in Europe and elsewhere to take whatever action they can to prevent operatives, recruiters, and financiers from operating on their territories.”


Aside from the above mentioned European countries, the EU has already designated ’s military wing as a terrorist organization, excluding its political wing, which has significant representation in ’s parliament.

In parallel to its international efforts, the U.S has set in motion its plans to hold accountable Lebanese political leaders supporting ’s militant group and “failing to up to their obligations towards the Lebanese people”, warned U.S. Assistant Secretary of State David Schenker.

Schenker issued his warning on Tuesday after the U.S. imposed sanctions on two former Lebanese ministers, Ali Hassan Khalil and Youssef Fenianos, for “providing material support and granting political and economic favors to -backed Hezbollah,” reported Arab News.

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