Hezbollah TV says EU bowed to Israel in blacklisting

Lebanon's Hezbollah-run Al-Manar television accused the European Union on Monday of bowing to Israeli demands in blacklisting the Shiite militant group's armed wing.

"The European Union has surrendered to the wishes of Israel in adding Hezbollah to its blacklist," the television said.

It accused Britain of taking the lead in efforts to impose the sanction, which was swiftly welcomed by both Israel and its US ally.

The television commentary was the first reaction to the EU move by Hezbollah.

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