Minister: Germany Will Not Follow Britain's Lead on Hezbollah

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Minister: Germany Will Not Follow Britain's Lead on Hezbollah

Germany will not follow Britain's lead in proscribing Hezbollah and labeling it as a terrorist group, Minister of State Niels Annen told Der Spiegel magazine.

The official noted that Britain's move will not affect the position of Germany and the European Union, saying that Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese society and Germany is keen to safeguard in Lebanon's stability.

Annen dismissed U.S. claims that Germany is not making any effort to curb Iran's influence in the region, stressing that his country's foreign policy is based on finding political solutions even in tough situations.

The German minister visited Lebanon earlier this week and held talks with the country's top officials.

Source: Kataeb.org