Hezbollah: Australia's Decision Will Not Affect Our Position and Right to Resistance
Hezbollah condemns the decision of the Australian authorities to designate it a "terrorist organization," and stresses that it "will not affect the morale of our loyal people in Lebanon, nor the morale of the free people in the world."
Hezbollah condemned the Australian authorities’ decision to classify it as a “terrorist organization”, considering it “a humiliating submission to American and Zionist diktats.”
The party stressed in a statement that this decision "will not affect the morale of our loyal people in Lebanon, nor the morale of the free people in the world, nor the position of Hezbollah and its natural right to resistance and support to the resistance movements."
Earlier today, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said that Hezbollah “continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organizations," posing a "real" and "credible" threat to Australia, according to AFP. The decision would extend the current ban on its military wing to include the entire movement.
Membership in the entire organization, as well as funding for it, will now be prohibited in Australia, which has a large Lebanese community.
Andrews did not explain the reasons that prompted her to take this decision, which comes at a time when Lebanon is plunged into a deep economic and political crisis.