Honduras becomes latest to officially declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization

A Hezbollah fighter stands at a watchtower at the site where clashes erupted between Hezbollah and al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Wadi al-Kheil or al-Kheil Valley in the Lebanon-Syria border. (File photo: AP)

The Honduran government has formally declared Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization, the country's deputy security minister said on Monday.

Honduras follows Guatemala which said it was set to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group as well last week.

Hezbollah, a heavily armed group designated as a terrorist organization by the United States, was established in 1982 by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and is an important part of a regional Tehran-led alliance known as “the axis of resistance.”

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