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Iran slams Britain for blacklisting Lebanese Hezbollah

IANS  |  Tehran 

on Saturday condemned Britain's move to blacklist Lebanon's as a terrorist group.

Foreign Ministry said in a statement that is a very popular group in Lebanon, reported.

"has a number of parliamentary seats and is present in the Lebanese cabinet," Qasemi said, adding that in the meantime, "Hezbollah is supported by the Lebanese people for defending the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity against the Zionist regime (Israel) occupation and aggression."

The move by is turning a blind eye on a large section of the Lebanese people and legal position of Hezbollah in the Lebanon's political structure, he said.

On Monday, said that it planned to blacklist all wings of Hezbollah due to its "destabilising role in the "

Hezbollah on Friday condemned the British decision to list it as a terrorist organisation, saying that has "servile obedience to the US administration".



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First Published: Sun, March 03 2019. 00:36 IST