The Arab League called Hezbollah terrorist organization


The League of Arab States (LAS) recognized the Lebanese group Hezbollah terrorist organization. It was reported by Associated Press, referring to the Egyptian agency MENA.

The decision was made at a meeting of foreign ministers of member countries of the Arab League. During the vote, the representatives of Iraq and Lebanon abstained.

In early March, a similar decision was made by the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (CCASG), which includes such members of the Arab League like Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain.

The decision of the Arab League, as well as a previous decision of the CCASG, increases the pressure on the Hezbollah, which fought on the side of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. It was taken after less than two weeks after Saudi Arabia cut back the assistance to the Lebanese security services by 4 billion dollars.