Source Link: Stratfor
Arab states in the gulf are considering the deportation of suspected Hezbollah- and Iranian Revolutionary Guard-linked Lebanese Shia, AFP reported March 24, citing Al Seyassah. The measure is in response to intelligence reports alleging Lebanese Shia had been involved in protests in both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, according to London-based Arab diplomats. The United States, France and Britain alleged Hezbollah and the Revolutionary Guards were leading protests in conjunction with local Shiite clerics in Bahrain and the eastern provinces of Saudi Arabia. No Lebanese Shia suspected of being associated with Hezbollah or the Revolutionary Guards will remain in the Gulf, a diplomatic source said, citing Bahraini officials.