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Saudi Arabia blacklists Hezbollah supporter

In this May 13, 2016 file photo, Hashem Safieddine, head of Hezbollah's executive council, second left, is seen in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. The Trump administration imposed its first terrorism sanctions jointly with Saudi Arabia on Friday as President Donald Trump travels to the kingdom on his first overseas trip. The State Department announced sanctions on senior Hezbollah leader Hashem Safieddine and Muhammad al-Isawi, a leader of the Daesh group's operations on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. (AP)

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia today classified Hashem Safieddine, 53, as a Hezbollah supporter against the backdrop of his responsibility for terrorist operations throughout the Middle East.
Al-Deen, who was born in the city of Sour, also supports the Bashar Assad regime.
Saudi Arabia will continue to combat Hezbollah’s terrorist activities with all available legal tools, and will continue to work with partners around the world to effectively curb Hezbollah’s extremist activities.
Hezbollah has long been spreading chaos and instability through launching terrorist attacks and engaging in criminal and illegal activities around the world.
Saudi Arabia will continue to classify Hezbollah activists, leaders and entities and impose sanctions on them as a result of the classification.
The classification of Al-Deen and the imposition of sanctions against him are based on the terrorist crimes and financing system and the Royal Decree A/44, which targets terrorists and their supporters, where assets of those names classified are frozen, according to Saudi regulations. Citizens and residents in the Kingdom are prohibited to deal with him.

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