Saudi Arabia have blacklisted four companies and three Lebanese men for having links to Lebanon bases Shiite Hezbollah militant group, a close ally to Riyadh’s arch rival Iran, the kingdom said on Friday.
Saudi Arabia last week suspended aid worth $3 billion to the Lebanese Army over the Beirut government’s failure to condemn attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.
The Saudi Interior Ministry said in a statement carried by the state news agency SPA, "the kingdom will continue its fight against the terrorist activities of the so-called Hezbollah with all available means”.
The ministry identified the four companies as Vatech SARL, Le-Hua Electronics Field Co. Limited, Aero Skyone Co. Limited and Labico SAL Offshore, and the men as Fadi Hussein Serhan, Adel Mohamad Cherri and Ali Zeaiter.
The statement did not elaborate. It was not known what effect Riyadh's blacklisting had on the companies' activities or whether they had business in the kingdom. Saudi officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
It was not clear what effect Riyadh's blacklisting had on the companies' activities or whether they had business in country.
Saudi Arabia also warned its citizens on Tuesday against travel to Lebanon, amid safety concerns.
Hezbollah is fighting in neighbouring Syria’s civil war, supporting regime president Bashar al-Assad’s forces against rebels who are backed by Gulf Arab states.
Last year, the US Treasury Department sanctioned the same firms and men as "Hezbollah procurement agents...responsible for providing material support to enhance the group's military and terrorist capabilities".