October 24, 2020
The Estonian government imposed on Thursday sanctions in response to terrorist acts of Hezbollah militant group, according to a report published by “Estonian World”.
“Hezbollah poses a considerable threat to international – and thereby Estonian – security. With this step, Estonia stands by the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, and Lithuania as well as other countries who have concluded that Hezbollah uses terrorist means and constitutes a threat to the security of many states,” the Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, said in a statement.
The prohibition of entry applies to Hezbollah affiliates about whom there is information or there are reasonable grounds to believe that their activity supports terrorism and who therefore pose a threat to the Estonian as well as international security, the foreign ministry said.
The detailed list of persons subject to Estonia’s sanctions will be determined by the foreign ministry.
Hezbollah has been designated as a terrorist group by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Japan, and many other countries.