A Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) official revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat yesterday that GCC meetings will be held in the near future to implement the Gulf decision to classify the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.
The official said that those who belong to the organisation, whether they are individuals or institutions, will be prosecuted after the GCC countries’ decision is made. He stressed that a ban will be placed on all those who deal with Hezbollah directly or indirectly and pointed out that every country will implement the decision individually. The decision includes banning Hezbollah and dealing with it just as any other terrorist organisation is dealt with according to the law of each country.
The Arab League’s ministerial committee that monitors Iranian interference in Arab affairs and is formed of four countries will hold a meeting on the side lines of the Arab League Ministerial Council’s 145th session on Thursday according to Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab League Ambassador Ahmed Ben Helli. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain form the ministerial committee and Ben Helli told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Arab League has received observations of Iran’s transgressions.
Informed sources believe that the issue concerning the terrorist organisation Hezbollah which is led by Hassan Nasrallah will be raised at the next Arab ministerial meeting. It will be raised by either Bahrain or another GCC country, especially in light of the recent controversy at the Arab interior ministers’ meeting in Tunis and the reservations of some countries about this decision. Another reason for raising the issue of Hezbollah is that members of Hezbollah in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria are involved in terrorist Iranian interferences.