Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Britain’s decision to blacklist Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist group, calling on countries in Europe and around the world to follow suit.
“This is an important decision because Hezbollah is a terrorist organization in its own right, and it is also the main terrorist arm of Iran,” Netanyahu stressed during the Israeli government's weekly Sunday meeting.
He also noted that cooperation is ongoing with Russia to remove all foreign forces from Syria.
“I made it unequivocally clear that Israel will not allow Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, and I made unequivocally clear that we will continue to militarily act against it,” Netanyahu said as he was briefing his Cabinet members on his meeting with Russia President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week.
"President Putin and I also agreed on a shared goal - the removal from Syria of the foreign forces that came in after the civil war erupted," Netanyahu told the Israeli cabinet in broadcast remarks. "We agreed to set up a joint task force which, together with others, will work to advance towards this goal."