Iran: GCC made a ‘mistake’ labelling Hezbollah as terrorists

TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy foreign minister says a decision by a Saudi-led bloc of Gulf states to label the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah a terrorist organization is a “mistake.”

Iranian state TV Thursday quoted Hossein Amir Abdollahian as saying the Gulf Cooperation Council’s move was a “new mistake” that would undermine peace in the region and the unity of Lebanon. He said Iran was “proud” of Hezbollah. On Wednesday, a statement from GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif al-Zayani said the bloc decided to implement the terrorist designation because of hostile acts by Iran-backed Hezbollah within its member states.



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