Saudi Arabia declares Muslim Brotherhood a ‘terrorist organisation’
AFP, Saudi Arabia listed Friday the Muslim Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi as a terrorist organisation, along with Syria’s two main militant groups, according to Al-Arabiya television network.
The two groups are Al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda’s official Syrian affiliate, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a rogue group fighting in both Syria and Iraq.
Yemen’s Shia Huthi rebels and the Saudi Hezbollah were also included in the official decree.
The decision follows an unprecedented diplomatic act on Thursday by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE to withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar, expressing rejection to the latter’s pro-Brotherhood orientation in its foreign policy.
On 3 February, Saudi’s King Abdullah issued a decree that punishes citizens who fight in conflicts outside the Gulf kingdom with sentences ranging from…
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