Gulf Cooperation Council States decide Hezbollah militias are a terrorist organization
Wednesday 1437/5/22 - 2016/03/02
Riyadh, Jumada I 22, 1437, March 02, 2016, SPA -- The Arab States of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have decided considering Hezbollah militias, leaders, factions and organizations affiliated to them a terrorist organization.
The GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al- Zayani stated that the GCC states have taken this decision as a result of hostile acts being carried out by elements of those militias to recruit young people of GCC member states for carrying out terrorist acts, smuggling of weapons and explosives, and inciting sedition, disorder and violence in a flagrant violation of their sovereignty, security and stability.
He said, "The GCC states consider Hezbollah militias' practices in the Council's states and their terrorist and subversive acts being carried out in Syria, Yemen and Iraq contradict moral and humanitarian values and principles and the international law and pose a threat to Arab national security."
He confirmed that due to the continuation of these militias in their terrorist practices, the GCC states have decided to consider them as a terrorist organization and will take necessary measures to implement their decision in this regard on the basis stipulated in anti-terrorism laws applied in the GCC states and similar international laws.
13:11 LOCAL TIME 10:11 GMT