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Anti-Hezbollah move driven by gains against Daesh: Iraqi popular forces

7 March 2016 10:13


The head of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, says branding Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist organization by the Persian Gulf Arab states exposes their fierce campaign against groups fighting Takfiri terrorists in the region, PressTV reports.

On March 2, the six-nation [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) issued a statement labeling Lebanon’s resistance movement of Hezbollah a terrorist organization. The bloc, comprising Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait, claimed that Hezbollah’s moves in the region are against international values and moral and human principles.

In an exclusive interview with PressTV on Sunday, al-Mohandes said that the anti-Hezbollah move by the Persian Gulf Arab states was a reaction to recent Iraqi and Syrian army gains against Daesh terrorists.

“The states which are backing Takfiri terrorism are now mourning the demise of their plots in the region especially in the light of victories achieved in Syria and Iraq,” al-Mohandes said.

“These states and the ruling families have been sponsoring terrorism. They are sponsoring the remnants of the former Baath regime. They have established al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Daesh and have been funding and supporting these groups for decades,” he said.

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