Iranian parliament condemned blacklisting Hezbollah military branch as a terrorist group by the EU.
Hezbollah military forces (file photo)
"The EU has blacklisted Hezbollah armed wing as terrorist group under the US and Zionist lobby pressures with the aim of resisting the great move of the Islamic Umah....," Iranian parliament members said in a statement.
"We as lawmakers of the Iranian nation categorically condemn the inhuman and anti-Islamic move and we strongly support Hezbollah and its great and brave leadership Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah," the statement read.
Iranian parliament also expressed its readiness to support Palestinian goals and confront Israel.
EU governments on Monday agreed to list the armed wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist group but the EU ignored pressure from the US and Israel to ban the Lebanese organization outright, allowing contacts only with its political representatives.
The decision by EU foreign ministers came after months of wrangling among member states, who needed to agree on the ban unanimously.
But there was condemnation from Beirut, where the government had described Hezbollah as "an essential component of the Lebanese society". Leading politicians warned the move would play into the hands of Israel. The Lebanese al-Manar TV channel, reported, "Israel has imposed its will on Europe."
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