Saudi Arabia welcomes Lithuania’s decision to designate Hezbollah as terrorist organization

Saudi Arabia welcomed Lithuania’s decision to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, and to prevent its members from entering the country. (File/AFP)
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Updated 15 August 2020

Saudi Arabia welcomes Lithuania’s decision to designate Hezbollah as terrorist organization

  • Lithuania is the third European country to include the party on a list of terrorist organizations
  • The party’s members will be prevented from entering the country

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia welcomed Lithuania’s decision to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, and to prevent its members from entering the country.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it “noted the importance of this step, which reflects the extent of the international community’s awareness of the danger of the terrorist Hezbollah to regional and global security and stability.”
On Thursday, Lithuania announced its classification of the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, and issued a decree banning the entry of persons associated with it to its territory for a period of ten years.
This makes Lithuania the third European country to include the party on the list of terrorist organizations, after Britain and Germany.


Saudi Arabia says escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is "worrying"

Updated 28 September 2020

Saudi Arabia says escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is "worrying"

  • Saudi Arabia calls on both sides to "cease fire and to seek peaceful solutions
  • GCC stressed the importance of taking the dispute to the negotiating table

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it was worried about the escalating situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan due to their dispute over the Nagrono-Karabakh region.

The Kingdom called on both sides to "cease fire and to seek peaceful solutions to the conflict," state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Naif Al-Hajraf said the council was anxious about he escalating tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Al-Hajraf stressed the importance of taking the dispute to the negotiating table, in a statement issued Monday.

He also called for halting the escalations to maintain regional and global stability.

Armenia’s parliament on Monday condemned what it said was a “full-scale military attack” by Azerbaijan on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The country’s parliament also denounced Turkey’s involvement in the crisis, saying the Turkish “ambitions” in the conflict could risk destabilizing the region.