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The US has accused Hezbollah of storing chemicals that can be used to make explosives in several European countries, AP reported referring to the Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales.

In recent years, he said that Hezbollah fighters have transported ammonium nitrate from Belgium to France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland, and is suspected of still keeping the material throughout Europe.

Without providing any evidence, Sales said the US believed Hezbollah had been transporting ammonium nitrate across Europe since 2012.

The United States has considered Hezbollah a foreign terrorist organization since 1997, but some countries distinguish between the military and political wings of the organization.

The EU considers Hezbollah's military wing to be a banned terrorist group, but not its political wing, which has been part of the Lebanese government in recent years. Several individual countries, including Germany and the UK, have completely outlawed Hezbollah. Sales encouraged other countries to do the same.

Hezbollah is a unitary organization that cannot be divided into a military and a so-called political wing, he said.

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