GCC to deport 2,000 over Hizbollah-Iran links
Manama, March 9, 2013
The GCC countries intend to deport a first batch of over 2,000 Lebanese within few weeks over their links to Hizbollah and Iran's Welayat Al Faqih, a Kuwaiti newspaper said.
Quoting a diplomat, Al Seyassah said Lebanese groups linked to Michel Aoun, Hassan Nasrallah, the Syrian National Social Party and Waleed Jumblat would be denied hundreds of visas at GCC embassies abroad.
According to a diplomat based in Abu Dhabi, GCC interior ministers and security officials are now drawing up separate lists of Lebanese who are deemed persona non grata, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, citing the report.
The crackdown would include the supporters of the Free National Movement led by Michel Aoun and Amal Movement, chaired by parliament speaker Nabeeh Berri.
Hundreds of Druze Lebanese, who are either working in the GCC countries or maintain trade, economic and financial ties with the Gulf will also be included for their allegiance to Waleed Jumblat and Talal Arslan.
Strict measures will also be taken against banks which are linked with these pro-Syrian and pro-Iranian Lebanese leaders.
Iran is using Shi'ite Lebanese migrants as fifth column to ignite sectarian-motivated wars and enable Tehran to expand its hegemony in the Sunni world in the Middle East.
The diplomat quoted a senior security official saying that thousands of Lebanese pro-Welayat Al Faqih Shi'ites and Christians linked to Michel Aoun would be declared persona non grata.
The GCC countries will continue banning their nationals from travelling to Lebanon until the pro-Syrian and pro-Iranian government led by Prime Minister Najib Miqati falls.
Lists will soon be published, banning Lebanese political figures from entering GCC countries for their hostility and interference in their internal affairs.
There is also talk in the GCC general secretariat to slash the number of flights bound to Lebanon by a half within the coming two months.
Qatar, the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait are reportedly putting "enormous pressure" on the Arab League to convene a meeting late this month and freeze Lebanon's membership.
According to the same diplomat, the Arab states intend to ask the Lebanese president and prime minister to sack Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour who voiced pro-Assad stance in a recent ministerial meeting in Cairo.-TradeArabia News Service
More Government & Laws Stories
- Alwaleed Foundation backs women in politics
- Saudi 'must name and shame corrupt officials'
- Libya's ousted PM Zeidan on way to Europe
- Bahrain set for big eGovernment forum
- Ministries under fire for 'failing to implement projects'
- Bahrain finance minister to be quizzed over irregularities
- 2 policemen hurt in Eker blast
- Libyan parliament sacks PM after tanker escape
- Saudi sets up panel on labour disputes
- Sand-dredging bill is hit by funding row
- Saudi rejects Maliki's charges on funding militants
- Independent foreign policy non-negotiable: Qatar
- Bahrain to crack down on bogus investments
- Bahrain urged to set up national plan to fight cyber crime
- Galfar ex-CEO gets 15 years' jail over bribes
- New law on family violence on the way in Bahrain
- Four blast suspects are remanded in Bahrain
- Bahrain to step up war on terror
- Norton Rose Fulbright moves London head to Dubai
- DSG ‘ready to implement Smart Dubai Strategy’
- Iraqi women protest new draft law
- Bahrain police 'face more danger in line of duty'
- Saudi names Brotherhood as terrorist group
- Qatar outraged over terror claims
- Bahrain PM condemns exploitation of children
- Qatar will not alter foreign policy: source
- Bahrain accuses Iran of fomenting trouble
- 'Put security before rights' in Bahrain: publisher
- 'Hizbollah trained Daih blast suspect'
- Key terror blast suspects named in Bahrain