GCC denounces Hezbollah’s interference in Syrian conflict

June 10, 2013

The General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) issued a statement today denouncing Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian conflict and warning of consequences for the organization’s interests in GCC states. “As the GCC strongly condemns the blatant interference of Lebanese Hezbollah in the Syrian crisis and its consequent killing of innocent civilians, it considers that Hezbollah’s participation in shedding the blood of the brotherly Syrian people has revealed the nature of this party and its real objectives, which surpass the borders of Lebanon and the Arab homeland,” it read.

The General Secretariat declared, “The illegal interventions of Hezbollah and the heinous practices of its militias in Syria will harm its interests in the GCC’s member countries.” Furthermore, “The GCC Ministerial Council has decided to consider action against any members of Hezbollah in the GCC countries, both in their residency or their financial and trade transactions.”

The statement concluded, “The GCC also calls on the Lebanese government to assume its responsibilities towards the behavior of Hezbollah and its illegal and inhuman practices both in Syria and the region.”