Russia: We Don’t Consider Hamas, Hezbollah Terrorists

Russia does not regard Hamas or Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, Russian Ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein told Israel’s Russian-language television station, Channel 9.

The reason, he said, is that neither group has ever carried out attacks against Russia or against Russian interests abroad.

Watch the clip, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

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Elliot Friedland
Elliot Friedland is a research fellow at Clarion Project.