Saudi Arabia classifies top Hezbollah leader as terrorist
:: Saudi Arabia, on Friday, classified as a terrorist Lebanese national Hashim Safi al-Din, head of the Executive Council of the Hezbollah militia and senior leader of the party, and a relative of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan, and placed him on the terrorism list.
Safi al-Din occupies the second position in the party hierarchy as he tracks the daily activity of the militia. He is Nasrallah’s cousin, and was born in 1964 in the South Lebanon town of Deir Qanoun, Tyre city.
As executive chairman of the Shura Council, Safi al-Din is the leader of the Hezbollah militia.
The Saudi classification came as a consequence of his operational role in the so-called “Lebanese Hezbollah” throughout the Middle East, and providing advice for terrorist operations in support of the Assad regime.
According to the statement issued by Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom will continue to confront Hezbollah’s terrorist activities, and counter it through all available legal tools.
The Kingdom will also continue to work with partners around the world to effectively curb the group’s extremist activities, so that no country should tolerate the presence of Hezbollah militias and its extremist activities.
“Hezbollah has always been spreading chaos and instability, launching terrorist attacks, 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 Saudi Press Agency said.
Safi al-Din has been classified as a terrorist as per the terrorist crimes, funding system through Royal Decree A / 44, which targets terrorists, their supporters and those working with or on their behalf.
Any assets belonging to these terrorists are frozen, as per the Kingdom’s regulations, and Saudi citizens and residents are prohibited from dealing with them.