Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today (18 December) to the newspapers of RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland:
Hezbollah denies Israel’s right to exist, threatens with violence and terror and is continuing to engage in a massive build-up of its missile arsenal. In Syria, it is acting as an accessory to Assad’s brutal actions against his own people.
Lebanon’s political reality is complicated. However, this must not prevent us from exhausting the means available to us in Germany under the rule of law in order to stand up to Hezbollah’s criminal and terrorist activities.