Iran's Foreign Ministry Says UK Committed 'Strategic Mistake' by Proscribing Hezbollah

Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned the United Kingdom's decision to label Hezbollah as a terrorist group, saying that London has committed a strategic mistake that mirrors the depth of its misunderstanding of regional issues. “Hezbollah is a resistance, legal and official force which has struggled to support the Lebanese people and the country’s independence and territorial integrity,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi, adding that Britain is not paying serious attention to establishing peace and security in the region.