Britain re-establishing contact with Hezbollah

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Britain's government says it's re-establishing contact with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Britain ceased contact with members of Hezbollah in 2005. The UK listed Hezbollah's military wing as a proscribed terrorist organization last year.

But Britain's Foreign Office said on today that it has reconsidered its position following political developments in Lebanon.

Britain's ambassador attended a meeting in January in Beirut alongside a Hezbollah lawmaker, the ministry says.

The Foreign Office says it is seeking to build relations with other legislators attached to the group.