Arab League declared Lebanese movement Hezbollah a terrorist group

Mar 13, 2016 08:00 IST

The Arab League on 11 March 2016 declared Lebanese movement Hezbollah a terrorist group. The announcement came only days after the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) adopted the same stance.

The move came during the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting at the organisation's seat in Egypt's capital Cairo. Nearly all-22 Arab League members supported the decision, except Lebanon and Iraq, which expressed reservations.

This Arab League decision came a day after Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, accused Saudi Arabia of pressuring Lebanon to silence his group.

Hezbollah, a Shia political organisation with an armed wing, fights in neighbouring Syria to support the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Now get latest Current Affairs on mobile, Download # 1  Current Affairs App

Is this article important for exams ? Yes4 People Agreed

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK