The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) hailed decisions by Slovenia and Latvia to designate the Lebanese Hezbollah in its entirety a terrorist organization posing a threat to international peace and security, stressing that the group has been involved in killing Syrians for the nearly past ten years.
SOC’s President Nasr Al-Hariri said that Hezbollah is one of Iran’s main arms in the region and responsible for much of the regional instability. He also said that blacklisting the group is an important move, calling for other countries to follow suit and isolate Hezbollah; ensure punishment for its members and supporters around the world; and confront terrorist their activities in Syria, the region and beyond.
Al-Hariri pointed out that the failure to take this move is tantamount to indirectly supporting terrorism, let along helping Hezbollah dodge sanctions and continue its organized terrorist activities.
In the last year and a half, 16 countries announced that they consider the group in its entirety a terrorist organization — nine of them in the last six months. These countries include Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Argentina, Colombia and others. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)