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Arab States Interior Ministers Declare Hezbollah Terrorist Organization

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The interior ministers of the Arab countries, except for Iraq, upheld the decision by the Gulf Cooperation Council (CCASG or GCC) to designate the Lebanon-based Shiite Hezbollah militant group a terrorist organization, according to a joint statement published Wednesday.

DUBAI (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the six-member CCASG, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman labeled Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

"We fully condemn Hezbollah terrorist group for its role in the destabilization of the Arab region," the statement reads.

Hezbollah, established in the 1980s, is a paramilitary and political organization originating in Lebanon's Shiite population. The group's primary goal was military opposition to Israel's occupation of the country.

Aside from the GCC, Hezbollah Shia Muslim movement is, partially or entirely, considered a terrorist organization by a number of countries including the United States, Israel and the European Union.

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  • michael
    and why come out with this now?
  • marxistmarxist1234
    I think they meant,true freedom fighters.these guys fight real terrorist tools.
  • sukhoi47
    Islam is a spin-off of judaim. They share most of their religious symbolism.
    Modern sunni islam is totally ruled by jews, and is used by jews to achieve their own objectives.
    Now sunni countries declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization?
    Muslim killing muslim for the happiness of jews.
  • karlof1
    What a bunch of crapola!! The Arab "states" are the actual terrorists and are now doing the Zionists work for them! What a turn about. Arafat's spinning in his grave! Hezbollah has more Cred than all of those "states" combined.
  • hp
    The day Hezbollah entered Syria, the tide turned.
    When Russia arrived, it was immense, and the results of Russian air power, Syrian army and Hezbollah combined, speak for themselves.
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