Any armed group holding a country hostage on behalf of a foreign state is a traitorous terrorist militia, not a resistance movement and certainly not a legitimate political party, as Hezbollah has always claimed. Its tentacles, stretching from Tehran, have rendered Lebanon a failed state posing a threat to the region.
Given diminishing hope that the honorable Lebanese would reclaim their country, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states officially declared Hezbollah a terrorist group - together with “its leaders, factions and affiliated organizations” - because of “hostile acts” in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, inciting sedition, smuggling weapons and recruiting terrorists.
Silence through fear
It is crunch time for Lebanon’s political and military decision-makers. Are you with us or against us? Do you stand with Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies, or with Hezbollah and Iran?Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor