Iran says labeling Hezbollah as terrorist group harmful to regional stability

Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday labeling Hezbollah as terrorist group is harms for regional peace and stability.

Speaking with IRNA, the deputy FM said that accusing Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement of terrorism and ignoring Zionist regime’s crimes are new mistakes that can harm regional stability and security.

Those states which called the Lebanese’s Hezbollah as terrorist group aim to damage that country’s unity and security either intentionally or unintentionally, Amir-Abdollahian said.

He highlighted the fact that Hezbollah is fighting the occupying forces of Zionist regime in the frontline and said that Iran is very proud of its conrdial relations with that prestigious resistance movement.

Supporting the national unity, security and stability of Lebanon is Iran’s principled policy, he aded.

The Arab Interior Ministers’ Council in its ‘Tunis Declaration’ issued in conclusion of their 33rd session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers on Wednesday in the Tunisian capital accused the Lebanese Hezbollah movement of terrorism.

The action follows Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf move to declare Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

A Saudi-led bloc of six Persian Gulf had earlier formally branded Hezbollah as a terrorist organization on Wednesday.

The move by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council comes less than two weeks after the Saudi Arabia announced it was cutting $4 billion in aid to Lebanese security forces.