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Saudi asks UN to blacklist Hezbollah, Houthi movement

Published November 20th, 2014 - 08:19 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to put Hezbollah on its list of "terrorist organizations," although the Lebanese group was not included in the terror blacklist recently issued by the kingdom.

"We call on the council to place Hezbollah on the list of terrorist organizations," Saudi envoy to the Security Council Abdullah al-Muallemi said.

The list issued by Riyadh on March 7 had mentioned the Islamic State group, Yemen's Houthi rebels, Syria's al-Nusra Front and pro-Iran Saudi Hezbollah, which is not affiliated with the Lebanese group.

Muallemi stressed that his country is committed to "international cooperation aimed at eradicating terrorism," noting that "Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries that confronted terror."

"The threat of foreign fighters in Syria is not limited to the country in which they are carrying out their acts, as it rather transcends the borders to reach the entire world," Muallemi added.

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