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Hezbollah added to terrorist list of Bahrain

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Bahrain Council of Ministers has approved adding Hezbollah to its list of designated terrorist organizations, making Bahrain the first Arab nation to blacklist the Lebanese group, Saudi Arabian news outlet Al Arabiya reported on Wednesday. Bahrain says it has proof that Hezbollah was providing logistical and material support to subversive groups in Bahrain that have been making efforts to unseat the government, including a popular uprising that was sparked in early 2011. Bahraini MP Abdul Halim Murad told Al Arabiya that Hezbollah and Iran were “conspiring” in Bahrain against the government. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has accused Bahrain of killing Arab protesters on the island nation and using chemical weapons against women and children. A little over two years ago, as popular uprisings spread throughout the Arab world, largely Shiite protesters took to the streets in the Bahraini capital of Manama calling for immediate reforms to laws they said favored the Sunni minority. Bahrain — backed by troops from neighboring Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — squashed the uprising less than a couple of months after it began, killing dozens of protesters.

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