(New York, N.Y.) — Hezbollah, a U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), continues to operate as one of the world’s most formidable non-state actors. This is in large part thanks to the decades-long financial support, training, and arming of Hezbollah by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Despite the admission of Hezbollah leaders that their group is one symbiotic body where the political and the military are different means to accomplish the same end, governments around the world have long held to the fiction of separate and distinct ‘political’ and ‘military’ wings.
Increasingly, however, countries once hesitant to fully ban Hezbollah, like the United Kingdom or Germany, have come to terms with this reality and banned the group in its entirety. Others, however, like France, Australia, and the European Union, have yet to follow suit, despite the corrosive effect on Lebanon of Hezbollah’s political participation becoming increasingly obvious.
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)’s new resource, Global Designations of Hezbollah as a Terror Organization, shows how various governments have thus far classified Hezbollah’s terrorist activities.
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