The United Kingdom on Thursday froze Hezbollah assets after it designated the entire group as a terrorist entity last year. Reuters first reported the development on Friday.

Gilad Erdan, Israel’s minister of public security and strategic affairs, applauded the move.

“I commend Chancellor @sajidjavid & welcome the @UKTreasury decision to freeze all of Hezbollah’s assets under the Terrorism and Terrorist Financing rules. This important step follows London’s earlier classification of the entire #Hezbollah organization as a #terrorist group,” he tweeted.

In a separate tweet, Erdan posted, “Hezbollah and its Iranian backers are behind numerous attacks which have murdered innocent civilians all over the world. I call on the E.U. and all governments which have not yet designated Hezbollah in its entirety a terrorist organization to do so without delay.”

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