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Iran denounces European Union’s blacklisting of ally Hezbollah

Iran has denounced the European Union for its decision to blacklist Hezbollah’s armed wing as a terror group, accusing it of acting inIsrael’s interests, Iranian media reported Tuesday.
Iran and Hezbollah are both sworn enemies of Israel and the Lebanese Shiite group has received Tehran’s moral, financial and military support since its inception.

Iran ‘strongly denounces the (EU) decision... And believes (it) is in line with the illegitimate interests of the Zionist regime,’ Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying by official media.
‘The European Union, due to lack of correct judgement about the regional crisis, took this wrong decision,’ Salehi said.

The action, he added, is ‘against the Lebanese people since Hezbollah has put up a legitimate defence against the Zionists’ aggressions,’ he added. Hezbollah fought a bitter war with Israel in 2006 and more recently has been providing military support to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as it tries to put down an insurgency that has escalated into civil war.  
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