Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated the countries that agreed at the Third Hemispheric Conference on Combating Terrorism, held in Bogota, Colombia, for including the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah in their list of terrorist organizations.
“I commend the countries that today joined Israel and the United States in our fight against global terrorism. This is an important step. I call on other countries to join in this effort,” he said in a statement.
Netanyahu, described the measures taken by Latin American states as “an important step” in the fight against terrorism, making special mention of Colombia and Honduras.
The Honduran government designated Hezbollah as a terrorist group on Monday, and announced the creation of the Registry of Persons and Entities linked to terrorism and its financing. Its intention is to present this resolution at the meeting in Colombia, where representatives of more than 20 American countries are attending, including the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
For his part, Iván Duque, denounced the presence of the terrorist cell in Venezuela. “We have seen the presence of Hezbollah cells in countries like Venezuela, with the consent and connivance of Nicolas Maduro’s dictatorship,” he said at the conference.