Can you believe it? Hezbollah is NOT on the European Terrorist List...
How can they fight terror if they can't recognize it?
Any decision to add Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of terror organisations must be taken unanimously by the 25 EU members states, an EU official has told EJP.
In a letter to Javier Solana, the EU’s foreign policy chief, 210 members of the US Congress, both democrats and republicans, renewed a call for the EU to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.
The letter came following a recent statement by Solana in which he argued that there was no sufficient data tying Hezbollah to terrorist activities.
“We were dismayed to hear your July 19 assertion,” the letter wrote.
Solana’s spokeswoman, Christina Gallach, told EJP that during the last years there had been several such demands. “But the unanimity of the 25 member states is needed for such a decision to be taken” she said.
“Until today there has never been unanimity among the EU and we are not able to assess the reasons why such unanimity could not be reached,” she said.
The decision would be taken within the EU Council by a group of experts in terrorism from the 25 countries which is meeting regularly to analyse the lists of terror organisations and individuals. “This group makes its deliberations in a very discrete way,” Gallach added.