Australia lists Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organization’

2021-11-24 10:52:15
Australia lists Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organization’

Australia has designated Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah as a “terrorist” organization.

The US, UK and Canada have already added the organisation to their “terrorist” lists.

Last May, the United States called on governments worldwide to take action against Hezbollah.

The US Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on seven Lebanese nationals at the time, saying they were connected to the Lebanese resistance movement and al-Qard al-Hassan Association.

Observers say the move by the US and its allies against Hezbollah underscores their bias in favor of the Israeli regime and its policies that are based on murder, terror, massacre, and destruction.

The move also demonstrates the West’s attempt to criminalize the struggle of the Lebanese and Palestinian people against the occupying Israeli regime.

Lebanon has been mired in a deep economic and financial crisis since late 2019. The crisis is the gravest threat to the country’s stability since the 15-year civil war ended in 1990.

The economic and financial crisis is mostly linked to the sanctions that the United States and its allies have imposed on Lebanon as well as foreign intervention in the Arab nation’s domestic affairs.

A new government was formed last month to negotiate a financial rescue plan with international organizations.

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