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Saudi Arabia on Friday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. Al Arabiya News Channel said via its website that the Saudi terrorism list also includes Hezbollah, al-Nusra Front, Daash and al-Qaeda.

Two days ago, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar for the first time in the 33-year-old history of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The three countries accused Qatar of working to threaten the political stability and security of the Gulf States by providing financial and logistical support for the Houthis in Yemen, as well as supporting Brotherhood symbols in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain said Qatari money threatens the security of the whole region. Reports stated that Qatar supported the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front in Syria and the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

The Egyptian Cabinet declared on December 25 that, “the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group and its organization is a terrorist organization,” according to Article 86 of the Egyptian Penal Code.