Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Global Impact: US Joins with EU in Designating Military Wing of Hezbollah Terror Group

According to Reuters, The White House backed the European Union's decision to designate the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization on Monday (July 22), saying it sends a strong message that the group cannot operate with impunity.

COMMENT: Hezbollah, a powerful Lebanese Shi'ite movement and ally of Iran, has attracted concern in Europe and around the world in recent months for its role in sending thousands of fighters to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, an intervention that has turned the tide of Syria's two-year-old civil war in al-Assad's favor.