Britain’s decision to proscribe all wings of Lebanese group draws criticism from Tehran

Iran has criticised Britain for its decision to list Hezbollah’s political wing as a terrorist organisation, saying on Saturday that it ignored both the will of a large portion of the Lebanese people and the group’s role in fighting Islamic State.

Britain said on Monday it planned to ban all wings of Hezbollah, which Washington deems a terrorist organisation because of its influence in the Middle East. London previously only proscribed its external security unit and its military wing.

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