Arab League Labels Lebanon’s Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization

The Arab league classified Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist organization after an emergency meeting held in Cairo on Sunday.

Arab foreign ministers in a final resolution condemned what it called the Iranian interference to destabilize the region, but the Arab League won’t declare war against Iran at the moment, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, secretary general of the league, said in a press conference.

Aboul Gheit didn’t rule out that the league might consider going to United Nations Security Council to help prevent the Iranian intervention.

“Iran is aiming to control many of the Arab capitals,” he said.

The emergency meeting was held at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss Iranian intervention in region and the ballistic missile launched from Yemen that targeted the capital Riyadh on Nov. 4. Saudi Arabia later accused Iran of providing ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels and called the missile launch an Iranian act of war against the kingdom.

The Arab League also called on the U.S. to allow the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s office in Washington to continue to work.

source: Bloomberg