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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Pompeo Praises Argentina's Decision to Designate Hezbollah as Terrorist Organisation

Counterterrorism & Security

7Dnews London

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:33 GMT

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised on Thursday July 18th Argentina's decision to designate Iran-backed militias in Lebanon, Hezbollah, as a terrorist organisation, describing it as "an important step in cutting off its ability to plot terrorist attacks."

"We commend Argentina for designating Hizballah as a terrorist organization, an important step in cutting off its ability to plot terrorist attacks," Pompeo said on his official Twitter account, asserting that the world is now recognising Hezbollah for what it is "a terrorist proxy of Iran."

Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah a terrorist organisation earlier Thursday, ordering the freezing of the Lebanese terrorist group's assets in the country, based on accusations of carrying out two attacks on its soil,.

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