Lebanese PM Regrets EU Decision to Blacklist Hezbollah's Armed Wing

Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2013, Monday // 19:42|  views

Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati. File photo by BGNES

Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Monday he regretted the European Union's decision to list Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist group.

However, he noted that Lebanon is committed to the decision's international legitimacy.

“The Lebanese community, with all its components, is committed to international legitimacy and maintaining the best relations with European Union countries,” Mikati said in a statement after the EU made its decision.

“We will follow up the issue via diplomatic channels and we wish the EU countries had conducted a careful review of the facts and the additional data,” he added, as cited by The Daily Star.

EU’s Foreign Affairs Council decided on Monday to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the EU's list of terrorist organizations.

The decision comes one year after the July 18 tragic incident at the Sarafovo airport, which killed seven, including five Israeli tourists, the Bulgarian bus driver, and the perpetrator of the attack.

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