MEK Iran: Iran’s Regime Angry Because of Germany’s Decision That Hezbollah is a Terrorist Organization
The mullahs, Iran’s de facto rulers, are angry over the recent decision made in Germany to label the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. They say this is a strategic error.
Amir Abdullahian, a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force, said that labeling the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist organization is a terrible mistake. Hezbollah is a key part of Lebanese society, as it guarantees both security and sovereignty as part of the Lebanese parliament and government,” The special assistant for international affairs to the regime’s Majlis (parliament) speaker Ali Larijani, said to the IRGC-affiliated Fars news agency on Thursday that “Germany falling in line with filthy policies seeking interests in the region will place Berlin in danger.”
The German Interior Ministry announced that all Lebanese Hezbollah’s activities that take place on German soil are promoting armed struggles using terrorism. Germany prohibits all of Hezbollah’s actions on its soil.
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— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) May 4, 2020
Reuters announced that the German government has now banned the Lebanese Hezbollah and labeled this entity as a terrorist organization that engages in attacks. This labeling was as a result of action by the German Interior Ministry.
This move means that all Hezbollah symbols are now prohibited at gatherings and in the media and publications. Hezbollah’s assets could be confiscated by the ministry stated. It says because it is a foreign organization, it isn’t possible to either ban or dissolve it. Security officials think that in Germany 1,050 people are part of Hezbollah’s most extremist wing.
In earlier times Germany had distinguished between the political arm of Hezbollah and its military units. The latter has fought with the Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad’s, army.
Because of this, the German interior ministry has stated that “The organization is therefore fundamentally against the concept of international understanding, regardless of whether it presents itself as a political, social or military structure.”
On Thursday, in the early morning, police conducted searches of mosque associations in the western states of Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Bremen, which they believed are close to Hezbollah.
The interior minister said that the associations which were investigated are suspected of being a part of Hezbollah because of their financial support and the propaganda avenues they provide for the terrorist organization.
In the early 1980s, the Iranian regime founded the Lebanese Hezbollah and the IRGC Quds Force continues to fund, train, and equip them today.
Hezbollah funds itself with direct transfers from Iran, and by creating front companies for currency counterfeiting, cigarette smuggling, and other illegal activities, according to U.S. Treasury and State Department officials.
Another large part of Hezbollah’s funding comes from Latin America, said Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of “Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It” (Bonus Books, 2003).
Hezbollah is involved in drug trafficking through an agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and makes counterfeit goods, including DVDs, in the “tri-border area,” where Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina meet, she said.