AJC Praises introduction of House Resolution urging EU to fully designate Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes the introduction today of a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terror organization. In 2013, the EU — encouraged especially by Bulgaria, which experienced a Hezbollah attack in 2012, and Cyprus, which foiled an attack being planned by Hezbollah operatives, also in 2012– designated only the so-called “military wing” of the Iranian-sponsored terror group.

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Will Iran’s new president be held accountable

Much literature has speculated on what his posture will be toward the Biden administration, how he will address Iran’s sagging economy and whether he will succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Iran’s Supreme Leader.

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German experience can inform Australia’s next move on Iran-backed Hezbollah

In the year following the German Government’s decision to ban all Hezbollah activities and designate the group as a terrorist organisation, what have German authorities observed about Hezbollah’s ongoing presence in that country?

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Families of Austrians jailed in Iran call on their government to do more to secure their release

The families of two Austrian citizens currently imprisoned in Iran have written an open letter to the Austrian foreign minister Alexander Schallenberg demanding he does more to try and secure their release.

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EU to sanction eight Iranians for rights abuses

The EU is set to sanction eight Iranian leaders of the Basij militia and the police and three entities for human rights abuses, the first such measures since 2013, Reuters writes. The EU will impose travel bans and asset freezes, diplomats said, and their names will be published next week, when the sanctions take effect. “Those responsible for serious rights violations must know there are consequences,” an EU diplomat said.

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