The noose tightened on Hizbullah Wednesday after a Swedish-Lebanese citizen on trial in Cyprus admitted that the terrorist organization recruited him to stake out areas where Israelis gather.

Hossam Taleb Yaacoub traveled to Cyprus on business and with no ulterior motives, according to his lawyer, before Hizbullah hooked him into cooperating with it.

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Cyprus police arrested Yaacoub two weeks before a suicide bomber killed five Israeli tourists and a bus driver in Bulgaria in July.

Bulgaria has accused Hizbullah of being behind the attack, and the revelation of the plot in Cyprus adds pressure on the European Union to join the United States and Britain and define Hizbullah as a terrorist organization.

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