Nasrallah: 'UK ban a source of great pride for us'

"We have always considered Britain as a main backer and a founder of the Zionist state (Israel)," Nasrallah said.

Nasrallah: 'UK ban a source of great pride for us'

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, on Wednesday said Britian's decision to add Hezbollah to its list of banned organisations "is not surprising."

"This decision is a (source of) great pride for us and a medal on our chests," he said told a press conference in Beirut's southern suburbs.

"Such a decision is proof that we are on the right track and backing and supporting our people," he said.

Earlier Wednesday, Britain's Home Office said the government has added the military wing of the Hezbollah, Lebanon's leading opposition party, to the list of "banned organizations".

"We have always considered Britain as a main backer and a founder of the Zionist state (Israel)," Nasrallah said.

he added, Britain had hosted Salman Rushdie, the author of the controversial Satanic Verses in which he had tried to defame Islam.

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