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Gulf Arab States’ Decision to Designate Hezbollah Terror Group ‘Historic’

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According to an official of the Saudi Arabian consultative Shura Council, the decision to designate the Hezbollah militant group a terrorist organization is a "historic".

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Gulf Arab Monarchies Designate Hezbollah a 'Terrorist Organization'
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The decision of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG or GCC) to designate the Hezbollah militant group a terrorist organization is a "historic" one, a member of the foreign affairs committee of the Saudi Arabian consultative Shura Council told Sputnik Wednesday.

"I think that today's decision is historic, because when such a decision is made, it means the countries of the Council have come to the end of the tether, their patience has been exhausted, it’s enough of the Hezbollah and Iran’s actions behind its [Council's] back," Zuhair Harisi highlighted.

The decision of such a scope may have political and economic consequences even for Lebanon as a whole, he noted.

Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shiite political party and militant group established in the 1980s to fight Israel's occupation of Lebanon. Besides the GCC, it is considered a terrorist organization by Israel and certain Western countries.

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, a loose political and economic alliance, comprises the monarchies of Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Oman.

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