Germany will not follow Britain’s lead in declaring Hezbollah a terrorist organization, a senior official was quoted as saying on Friday, according to Reuters.

German Minister of State Niels Annen reportedly told the weekly news magazine Der Spiegel that the Shiite Muslim organization remained a relevant factor in Lebanese society and the European Union had already added its military wing to a list of proscribed groups in 2013.

Britain announced on February 25 it would seek to make membership of the group or inviting support for it a crime.

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