European officials told Al-Hayat newspaper that the Czech Republic, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta oppose blacklisting Hezbollah. The EU is expected to decide on the issue Monday.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour told the paper that "if the four opposing countries persist in their position and will not be pressured, the proposal will not pass because it requires the agreement of all 28 countries. According to him, "the reason behind the countries' objection is of fear of the decision's consequences on Lebanon's internal affairs, as well as Lebanon's relations with Europe." (Roi Kais)