Report: EU set to blacklist Hezbollah

( The European Union (EU) is set to blacklist the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, AFP reported.

A screen shot of video footage of the summer 2012 terrorist attack on a tour bus carrying Israelis in Burgas. The EU is set to blacklist Hezbollah, which was implicated in that attack. Credit: YouTube.

The request to formally add Hezbollah’s military wing to the EU’s list of terror groups was initiated by the United Kingdom and will be discussed in early June, several European Union (EU) diplomats told AFP.

“We hope to have an agreement by the end of June,” one of the EU diplomats said.

The United States and Israel have been pressing the EU for years to blacklist Hezbollah. The change in the EU’s attitude appears to be related to evidence that Hezbollah was behind the terror attack on an Israeli tourist bus in Burgas, Bulgaria that killed five Israelis and one Bulgarian in July 2012.

Posted on May 21, 2013 .