Australia lists Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

AFP |
Published: 11.24.21, 07:54
Australia on Wednesday listed all of Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization", extending an existing ban on armed units to the entire organization, which wields considerable power over Lebanon.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said that the Iran-backed Shiite group "continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organizations" and poses a "real" and "credible" threat to Australia.
Hezbollah has been designated as a terrorist group by parts of the West, although some countries have been reluctant to sanction the group's political wing, fearing it could destabilize Lebanon and hamper contacts with authorities.