Estonia imposes sanctions on Hezbollah members
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The Estonian government on 22 October decided to impose sanctions in response to terrorist acts of Hezbollah, a Shia Islamist political party and militant group based in Lebanon.
“Hezbollah poses a considerable threat to international – and thereby Estonian – security. With this step Estonia stands by the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Lithuania as well as other countries who have concluded that Hezbollah uses terrorist means and constitutes a threat to the security of many states,” the Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, said in a statement.
The prohibition of entry applies to Hezbollah affiliates about whom there is information or there are reasonable grounds to believe that their activity supports terrorism and who therefore pose a threat to the Estonian as well as international security, the foreign ministry said.
The detailed list of persons subject to Estonia’s sanctions will be determined by the foreign ministry.
Source: Estonian World