Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed Britain's decision to outlaw the political wing of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, describing it as an "important and constructive" step.
Britain announced on February 25 it would seek to make membership of the Shiite movement or inviting support for it a crime. The decision followed outrage over the display of the Hezbollah flag, which features a Kalashnikov assault rifle, at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in London.
"Categorising the (Hezbollah) militia, which is backed by Iran, as a terrorist organisation is an important and constructive step in combatting terrorism around the world," said a foreign ministry source, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
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