Australia designates Hezbollah a “terrorist” organisation

Australia has designated Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanon-based Shia group, as a “terrorist” organisation.

The designation covers the whole thing of the group, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported. Hezbollah’s navy wing has been on the listing since 2003.

In May, the United States had referred to as on governments worldwide to take motion in opposition to Hezbollah.

Last month, Saudi Arabia labeled the Lebanon-based Al-Qard Al-Hassan association as a “terrorist” entity, citing hyperlinks to actions supporting Hezbollah.

Australia additionally listed the worldwide neo-Nazi group The Base as a “terrorist” organisation, making it a legal offence to be a member.

“The Government has zero tolerance for violence, and there is no cause – religious or ideological – that can justify killing innocent people,” Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews stated in a press release asserting the brand new classifications.

The ABC stated that Australia’s home intelligence company was more and more involved about right-wing extremism and white supremacists, and that members of The Base now account for a few third of its investigations.

The United Kingdom and Canada have already added the organisation to their “terrorist” lists.

Prior to Wednesday’s announcement, Australia had labeled 26 teams as “terrorist” organisations, together with ISIL (ISIS), Boko Haram and Abu Sayyaf.