Lebanon: Saudi Arabia-Iran rivalry finds a new battlefront

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(Worthy News) - The resignation of Saad Hariri as Lebanon's prime minister has upended the country's political establishment and escalated a war of words between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

In Riyadh, key government figures have accused the Iran-backed Shiite group Hezbollah of destabilizing Lebanon. Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan said Hezbollah had engaged in acts of "aggression" that amount to a "declaration of war against Saudi Arabia."

Hezbollah has likewise accused the group's rivals in Riyadh of meddling in Lebanon's internal affairs, alleging that "the resignation was a Saudi decision that was imposed on Prime Minister Hariri." [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Lebanon: Saudi Arabia-Iran rivalry finds a new battlefront”

  1. When you read or hear Saudi Arabia, you should also be reading and hearing the United States. The U.S. military has connected itself by the umbilical cord to Saudi Arabia.

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