MANAMA, June 23(Xinhua) -- A Sunni Islamist society of Bahrain has called for deportation of citizens and foreigners who support Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah, local media reported Sunday.
"The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries should immediately put Hezbollah on the list of terror organizations and further condemn its terror agenda against Bahrain," a spokesman of Al Asala Islamic Society of Bahrain, a member state of the GCC, said in a statement.
The society further called on the Bahraini authorities to draw up a list of suspected supporters of Hezbollah and to take appropriate action.
According to local media reports, at least 18 Lebanese were expelled from Qatar, while the GCC countries were gearing up to further impose financial transaction and mass deportation of Hezbollah supporters.
Bahraini Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa earlier this month ordered to launch an investigation into the Hezbollah activity in the kingdom, "including financial investments, commercial and economic activity, operations and individual members of organization."
The country suspended flights to Iran, Iraq and Lebanon following the 2011 unrest based on claims that the militant groups especially Hezbollah were involved in Bahrain's unrest. But flights to Beirut were later resumed.