Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as 'terrorist organization'

Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as 'terrorist organization'

Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as 'terrorist organization'

The Arab foreign ministers' meeting were also important with the recent resignation of Lebanese PM Saad Hariri in a surprise announcement made from Riyadh.

Hariri is now in Paris, where he arrived on Saturday after spending 13 says in Saudi Arabia. Hariri cited Iran and Hezballah for meddling in regional affairs and expressed fear of a plot to assassinate him.

Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition fighting the Houthis, with the support of Yemen's exiled internationally recognized government, since 2015 in a stalemated war that has exacerbated a growing humanitarian crisis.

Addressing the Arab foreign ministers' meeting, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said: "Showing leniency toward Iran will not leave any Arab capital safe from those ballistic missiles". For months Egypt has acted as a mediator in the various crises involving Iran and hostile Arab countries.

Saudi Arabia and its allies accuse Iran of backing the Shiite Huthis, an allegation Tehran denies. "(Iran's) missile program poses a danger to the region", said Aboul-Gheit. "This is an unacceptable Iranian message", he added.

Lebanese foreign minister Gebran Bassil -a member of the Hizbollah-allied Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese president's son-in-law - did not attend the Cairo meeting.

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Lebanon, where Hezbollah is a key member of a coalition government, and Iraq, a majority Shiite nation bound by close political and religious ties to Iran, stated their reservations about the harsher parts of the resolution, including one that branded Hezbollah a "terrorist" organization.

"We say it in clear terms that Iranian threats have exceeded all boundaries and are pushing the region toward the abyss".

"That's quite ironic", the top diplomat said.

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said the Arab nations were "not declaring war on Iran at this stage", but meant to "brief" the matter with worldwide organizations, including the United Nations Security Council.

The meeting was chaired by Djibouti's Foreign Minister and current chairman of the Arab Council of Foreign Ministers, Mahmoud Ali Yusuf, at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo and was attended by 15 ministers and six ministerial representatives. The draft also blamed the Shiite group of supporting "terrorist groups" across the region and supplying them with weapons, including ballistic missiles. The declaration called Hezbollah as "terrorist organisation".

The League ministers affirmed Riyadh´s right to defend its territory and said they would support all legitimate procedures it might take "against these Iranian violations".

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