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John Baird welcomes EU decision to outlaw Hezbollah

Blaming Hezbollah for international terrorism and fighting on the side of the Syrian regime, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird welcomed the European Union’s decision Monday to outlaw the group’s “military wing.”

Although Canada outlawed the Lebanese Shi’ite group in 2002, European governments resisted. But Hezbollah’s role in the Syrian conflict and evidence it bombed tourists in Bulgaria and attempted a similar strike in Cyprus prompted the EU to act.

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