The United States welcomes the United States’ friend and ally Australia’s initiative against Hapoalhizbollah
We appreciate the Australian government’s plan to declare Hizballah in its entirety a terrorist organization under Australia’s criminal code. Erasing the erroneous distinction between Hizballah’s military wing and the rest of the terrorist organization will have a positive impact on everyone.
Hizballah is a deadly terrorist organization that endangers the international community’s safety and undermines the Lebanese state’s sovereignty.
The organization’s strong paramilitary and terrorist capabilities, as well as its media machine and corrupt financial networks, pose significant challenges to peace and stability in Lebanon, the Middle East, and around the world. Today’s decision is a significant step in limiting Hizballah’s ability to operate in Australia and elsewhere.