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February 16, 2013 9:43 pm

France May Recognize Hezbollah a Terror Organization if Proven to be Behind Burgas Bombing

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From the right, H.E. Pierre Lalliot, Consul General of France in New York, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis, Ibrahim Kurtulus, Advisor to the President of the Federation of Turkish American Associations. Photo: Maxine Dovere.

YNet – French Foreign Ministry spokesman Philippe Lalliot said Saturday that his country was considering to officially recognize Hezbollah a terror organization, if, as Bulgaria had claimed, the Shiite group turns out to be behind the terror attack in Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists last July, Lebanese Al-Nahar newspaper reported.

Lalliot added that the European Union is also likely to address the issue, as the Bulgarian foreign minister is expected to present the final results of a probe into the Burgas terror attack in an EU summit meeting in Brussles next week.

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