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Netanyahu Praises Colombia, Honduras, And Guatemala

PM Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed a joint announcement by Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala regarding their official designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, possibly targeting a major source of revenue for the Iranian proxy. The three countries made the statement on Mon. 20 Jan. 2020. In recent months, Netanyahu and USA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have led an effort in several countries in Latin America to ban Hezbollah. Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala joined Argentina and Paraguay, which have already banned the Lebanon-based terrorist group. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likewise applauded the announcement, noting that Hezbollah and other transnational terrorist groups remain active in the region. In this move, the three countries joined Germany, Israel, the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and Japan in banning Hezbollah in its entirety. Netanyahu this week also called upon French President Emmanuel Macron to have his country designate all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, instead of just part of it. (United With Israel)