Alwaght | News & Analysis Website

Editor's Choice

News

Most Viewed

Day Week Month

In Focus

World against US Recognizing Al-Quds as Israeli Capital

World against US Recognizing Al-Quds as Israeli Capital

undefined
Myanmar Committing Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing against Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar Committing Genocide, Ethnic Cleansing against Rohingya Muslims

undefined
Awamiyah: Saudi Regime Killing Own Civilians

Awamiyah: Saudi Regime Killing Own Civilians

undefined
Qatar Row Deepens Persian Gulf States Rifts

Qatar Row Deepens Persian Gulf States Rifts

undefined
Ansarullah

Ansarullah

A Zaidi Shiite movement operating in Yemen. It seeks to establish a democratic government in Yemen.
Shiite

Shiite

represents the second largest denomination of Islam. Shiites believe Ali (peace be upon him) to be prophet"s successor in the Caliphate.
Resistance

Resistance

Axis of Resistances refers to countries and movements with common political goal, i.e., resisting against Zionist regime, America and other western powers. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas in Palestine are considered as the Axis of Resistance.
Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

Persian Gulf Cooperation Council

A regional political u n i o n consisting of Arab states of the Persian Gulf, except for Iraq.
ISIS Terrorist Group

ISIS Terrorist Group

A terrorist group that fights against Resistance Axis in Syria and Iraq. It was founded & armed by America and its allies covertly.
Taliban

Taliban

Taliban is a Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan. It was founded by Mohammed Omar in 1994.
  Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism & Extremism

Wahhabism is an extremist pseudo-Sunni movement, which labels non-Wahhabi Muslims as apostates thus paving the way for their bloodshed.
Kurds

Kurds

Kurds are an ethnic group in the Middle East, mostly inhabiting a region, which spans adjacent parts of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. They are an Iranian people and speak the Kurdish languages, which form a subgroup of the Northwestern Iranian branch of Iranian languages.
NATO

NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.
Islamic Awakening

Islamic Awakening

Refers to a revival of the Islam throughout the world, that began in 1979 by Iranian Revolution that established an Islamic republic.
Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda

A militant Sunni organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between 1988 and 1989
New node

New node

Map of  Latest Battlefield Developments in Syria and Iraq on
alwaght.com
News

Britain’s Labour Party Opposes Hezbollah Ban

Thursday 28 February 2019
Britain’s Labour Party Opposes Hezbollah Ban

Alwaght-Britain's Labour Party has voiced its official objection to the move by the country's Home Secretary Sajid Javid to have Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah proscribed as a terrorist organization.

Already approved by Parliament, the House of Lords is widely expected to back the decision which would see support for Hezbollah punishable by up to 10 years in jail.

The Labour Party has called on the government to justify its decision to fully ban the Lebanese political group Hezbollah.

A Labour spokesperson questioned what evidence existed to prompt extending the ban which has applied to parts of the group since 2001 and its military wing since 2008.

"The Home Office has previously ruled that there was not sufficient evidence that the political wing of Hezbollah fell foul of proscription criteria, a position confirmed by ministers in the House of Commons last year," said the spokesperson, shortly before the vote. "Ministers have not yet provided any clear evidence to suggest this has changed."

He also warned that the ban could affect diplomatic relations with Lebanon.

Last month, Hezbollah gained three cabinet positions in the Lebanese government, including the health ministry, following months of political wrangling after elections.

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil also commented on the decision during a joint news conference with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, where he downplayed the decision’s effect on Lebanon. “Us in Lebanon, we have gotten used to this from other countries,” he said.

“If the whole world stood and said that the resistance [Hezbollah] is a terrorist [group], this doesn’t make it a terrorist group for the Lebanese and as long as the land is occupied, the resistance is going to be embraced by the state institutions and the people,” he added.

Mogherini said the UK’s stance on Hezbollah was a sovereign matter and did not affect the EU’s attitude toward the party.

Tags :

Britain Hezbollah Labour party

Comments
Name :
Email :
* Text :
Send

Gallery

Photo

Film

Massive Free Zakzaky Protest Held in Kano

Massive Free Zakzaky Protest Held in Kano