Saudi Arabia has condemned the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah for fighting alongside the Syrian army against foreign - backed militants in Syria.
In a statement on Monday, the Saudi cabinet ministers condemned Hezbollah’s role in battling the anti-government militants alongside Syrian government forces in the strategic border town of al-Qusayr, an important center and supply route for the foreign-sponsored militants. The kingdom, which is among the six-member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Persian Gulf, warned earlier this month that it would take measures to punish the Lebanese resistance. This came as the Saudi regime has paid millions of dollars to send Takfiri militants from around twenty countries to Syria to carry out terrorist activities against civilians and fuel the civil war in Syria. Takfiris are ultra-radical Muslims closely tied to the Saudi-invented Wahhabi brand of Islam that openly seeks to kill or neutralize any Muslim that opposes their radical worldviews and approaches. On May 25, Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said that the movement’s members were fighting alongside Syrian troops in Qusayr in Homs province. Last week, the Syrian army recaptured al-Qusayr after three weeks of fighting. The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government forces, have been killed. The Syrian government says the West and its regional allies, such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants. The Saudi regime also gave tens of billions of dollars to Iraq’s executed dictator Saddam Hussein during the former Iraqi regime’s eight-year war on Iran. Saddam used the money to buy weapons to target civilians in the Iranian province of Khuzestan and other areas. The imposed war began in 1980, a year after the victory of Iran's Islamic Revolution, when Iraq, supported by the major powers, invaded Iran through air and ground.