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GCC condemns Hezbollah action in Syria

Qatari and Saudi foreign ministers discuss situation over telephone

  • WAM
  • Published: 13:03 June 11, 2013
  • Gulf News

Riyadh: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) strongly condemned the blatant interference of Lebanese Hezbollah in Syria, considering it a “partner in crimes” of the overwhelming killings of innocent Syrians.

The GCC said in a statement that involvement of Hezbollah reveals its true nature and real goals which go beyond Lebanese borders and Arab world. The GCC countries added that Hezbollah interference is illegitimate and heinous practices by its militias in Syria will damage their interests in GCC countries, noting that the GCC council has decided to take measures against Hezbollah’s members in GCC countries, whether it was their living status, financial or commerce conditions inside GCC countries.

The GCC also called on the Lebanese government to bear responsibility for Hezbollah’s “unlawful and inhuman” practices in Syria and in the region. Meanwhile, the Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shaikh Hamad Bin Jasem Bin Jabr Al Thani and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal reviewed yesterday bilateral relations. According to Qatar News Agency (QNA), they also discussed the latest developments in the region, particularly the situation in Syria during a telephone conversation.

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