France to Study Bulgarian Probe Before Deciding on Hezbollah
French President Franocis Hollande has declared that his country will study the evidence assembled by Bulgarian investigators on last year's terror attack in Burgas before making a decision on blacklisting Hezbollah.
The World Jewish Congress on Wednesday called on the French president to support an initiative to put Hezbollah on the European Union's list of terrorist organizations following evidence provided by Bulgaria of their alleged involvement in the Burgas bus bombing.
France's President Fran?ois Hollande told World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder in response that France would study the evidence before making any decision regarding the labeling of the Lebanese organization, Jerusalem Post informs.
EU's top counter-terrorism official, Gilles de Kerchove, recently noted that the bloc may refuse to include Hezbollah in its blacklist even if the organization was proven to be responsible for last year's terror attack in Bulgaria.
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