01 May 2020 - 17:58
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Syria, Iran and Yemen have slammed the German government’s decision to designate ‎Hezbollah a “terrorist organization.”‎

RNA – Syria, Iran and Yemen have slammed the German government’s decision to designate ‎Hezbollah a “terrorist organization,” saying Berlin has complied with the dictates of ‎Washington and Tel Aviv to ban the resistance movement.‎

‎“The Syrian Arab Republic condemns Berlin’s blacklisting of Hezbollah with utmost vigor,” a ‎Syrian Foreign Ministry source told state news agency SANA on Thursday.‎

The source said the blacklisting was a “medal of honour” which effectively acknowledged ‎Hezbollah’s prominent role in countering Zionist and Western plots in the region.‎

The source said the move clearly demonstrated Germany’s submission to “world Zionism” ‎and the country’s continued lack of sovereignty and independence ever since the end of ‎World War II.‎

On Thursday, Germany designated Hezbollah as a “terrorist group” and ordered raids on ‎various mosques and cultural sites allegedly linked to the resistance movement.‎

Police raided four mosque associations in Dortmund and Muenster in the western state of ‎North Rhine-Westphalia, Bremen and Berlin, along with private homes of alleged Hezbollah ‎members.‎

Israel and the United States had been pushing Berlin to ban the resistance movement which ‎is credited with helping defeat the most violent Takfiri and other terrorist groups in Syria and ‎driving out Israeli troops from southern Lebanon. ‎

The resistance movement’s popularity for shattering Israel’s myth of invincibility among the ‎Arab public opinion has worried Israel and the West. Its military engagement in the Syria war ‎has also turned it into a seasoned force, forcing many Western observers to describe ‎Hezbollah as the most powerful Arab “army.” ‎

Last December, Germany’s parliament approved a motion urging Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ‎government to ban all activities by Hezbollah on German soil.‎

It came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on a trip to Berlin last year that he ‎hoped Germany would follow Britain in banning Hezbollah. ‎

Britain introduced legislation in February of last year that classified Hezbollah as a terrorist ‎organization.‎

‎‘Germany blindly following destructive US, Israeli plots’‎

Yemen’s government and the country’s popular Ansarullah resistance movement also ‎condemned the measure as a sign of Berlin’s submission to Washington and Tel Aviv.‎

‎“This unjust decision by Germany took place in compliance with US and Israeli dictates ‎targeting the group,” Yemen’s Information Minister and Government spokesperson Dhaifallah ‎al-Shami said, according to the Saba news agency.‎

Ansarullah’s political bureau published a statement saying that “Germany’s decision has ‎fulfilled US and Israeli wishes in normalizing Zionism and opposing the free nations which ‎seek to resist global tyranny and arrogance.”‎

Ansarullah has been battling a five-year Saudi Yemen war, heavily supported by Western ‎states such as Germany. The popular group reiterated its support for Hezbollah and urged ‎Arab and Muslim countries to reject Berlin’s decision.‎

Germany has long been known for its controversial support for terrorists and oppressive ‎forces in the region, most recently facilitating terrorist presence in foreign-backed terrorism in ‎Syria and Iraq.‎

It is responsible along with other European states for allowing extremists from across ‎Europe to join Daesh in 2014 with the aim of toppling the Syrian government.‎

The German government has also been accused of helping the US assassinate Iran’s top ‎anti-terror commander General Qasem Soleymani earlier this year.‎

Berlin has been a long-time backer of Israel, providing billions of dollars in aid enabling the ‎occupation of Palestine in the name of reparations for Jewish persecution by the Nazi ‎Germany.‎

Also, during the 1980-1988 imposed war against Iran, Germany was among the countries ‎providing Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein with blueprints and material needed to build chemical ‎weapons used indiscriminately against Iranian civilians and troops.‎

Germany has been a long-time safe haven and supporter of the terrorist Mujahedin Khalq ‎Organization (MKO) which has killed thousands of innocent Iranians.‎

On Thursday, Israel was effusive in its praise of Germany, with the regime’s foreign minister ‎Israel Katz hailing the blacklisting as a “very important decision.”‎

‎“I call on other European countries as well as the European Union to do the same,” Katz said ‎in a statement.‎

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu also welcomed the decision. “All peace-loving ‎countries should reject terrorist organizations and provide them with no direct or indirect ‎assistance,” he said.‎

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