Law Enforcement Co-ordination Group Organizes Meeting Over Hezbollah Movements
Lebanon– There are those who support the Lebanon’s Hezbollah and then there is rest of the world. The American listed the group as terrorists has now organized a two-day event to call on all those who feel the same way. Representatives from 30 governments were in attendance at the annual event of the Law Enforcement Co-ordination Group established by the US in 2014.
Participants discussed the activities of the Hezbollah and the illicit activities being carried off by them. The State Department has made a formal statement saying, “More than 30 governments — from the Middle East, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, Indo-Pacific and North America — participated in this session, along with Europol.”
Those wishing to take action against Hezbollah were all present in attendance but the location and which countries were present was never disclosed to the media. Last year, Australia was added to the list of those who have designated Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
In 1997, America designated the Hezbollah and since then has been sanctioning its entities functioning out of the US. In May 2022, it designated Lebanese businessman and the Iran-backed group’s financial facilitator, Ahmad Jalal Reda Abdallah, as well as his companies. Mr Abdallah, five of his associates and eight of his companies in Lebanon and Iraq have been added to the sanctions list of the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the department said.
In November 2021, Australian Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said the Iran-backed Shiite group “continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organisations” and poses a “real” and “credible” threat to Australia.
The number of participants in this year’s meeting “demonstrates the growing recognition among our partners about the need to co-operate on our efforts to counter Hezbollah’s global terrorist networks”, the US government said.