Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged the European Union to place the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah on its list of “terrorist” organisations.
Netanyahu made the request during talks with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi on the disputed nuclear programme, Hezbollah leading regional ally.
“We are facing great challenges; perhaps the greatest challenge that the international community is facing is Iran's quest for nuclear weapons,” the prime minister said, according to a statement issued by his office.
“I think that the international community must set a clear red line for Iran that it knows that it cannot go beyond in its pursuit of nuclear weapons, and I think that as hard as it is, the economic sanctions have to be intensified.
“We appreciate the efforts that you have made and that others in Europe are making. There is one other effort that I think Europe could make to advance the cause of security and peace, and that is to declare Iran's proxy, Hezbollah, a terrorist organisation,” he said.