Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP)

October 26, 2020

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain separately welcomed Guatemala and Estonia’s decisions against Hezbollah, a heavily armed and a dominant military and political force in Lebanon.

Saudi Arabia particularly welcomed Guatemala’s designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, and Estonia’s decision to impose sanctions on the group and prevent entry of members into its territories, state news agency SPA reported.

Meanwhile, Manama also commended the two countries’ decision to impose sanctions against members of the Shiite group.

The Trump administration last month also intensified sanctions on the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group and institutions linked to it to unprecedented levels, targeting lawmakers and allies of the group for the first time.

The significant steps taken by Guatemala and Estonia their keenness to confront extremist organizations and stop their activities, state news agency BNA reported, quoting Bahrain’s foreign ministry.

Arab News

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