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France nixes request to list Hezbollah as a terrorist group

French President Jacques Chirac has turned down a request from Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom to vote in favor of placing Hezbollah on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations, telling Shalom that the timing was not right for such a move. According to Israeli sources, the French are well-aware of the terrorist element of the Hezbollah, but they are now focusing their efforts on the success of the upcoming Lebanese elections so they don’t want to strain relations with the group, which is running as a political party in the upcoming vote. Full Story

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