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Why Hezbollah was designated a terrorist organization

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The six Gulf States classified Hezbollah and all affiliated bodies as terrorist groups. Hezbollah has a militant wing, and in a statement, GCC Secretary General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani said the new designation was “due to hostile acts” carried out by its militia in Syria, Yemen and Iraq that included “recruiting youths of the GCC countries to carry out terrorist acts, smuggling of arms and explosives, inciting sedition and provoking chaos and violence in a blatant violation of their (GCC states’) sovereignty, security and independence.”