Bulgaria Won't Initiate Hezbollah Blacklisting - New PMDefense | March 16, 2013, Saturday // 10:05| views
Bulgaria does not intend to initiate a procedure to include Hezbollah in the EU's terrorist organizations list, stated Bulgarian caretaker PM Marin Raykov.
"We will not initiate a procedure. We will only present the objective facts and circumstances that we uncover," said the new Bulgarian PM in an interview for the national radio.
"Let our European partners decide. At present, the debate is going on in the whole EU. But it is not for Bulgaria to initiate the procedure," explained the former Bulgarian ambassador to Paris.
The issue of Hezbollah's EU blacklisting came to the fore after the July 2012 terror attacks against Israeli tourists in the Bulgarian resort city of Burgas.
Israel was quick to blame the Lebanese organization for the act, something also acknowledged by the US.
In early February, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, then Bulgaria's Minister of Interior, made an official statement saying the probe on the attack gives grounds to believe it was organized and carried out by Hezbollah's military wing.
On their part, the Lebanese organization have denied any involvement in the deed.
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