Saudi Arabia and Kuwait order citizens out of Lebanon

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/11/10/06/40/saudi-arabia-kuwait-orders-citizens-out-of-lebanon

Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens out of Lebanon as tensions between the two governments skyrocket.

A brief statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency called on all Saudis living in or visiting Lebanon to depart, and warned against travel to the country.

Kuwait has ordered its citizens in Lebanon to immediately leave. Kuwait’s foreign ministry said that its decision was taken “as a precaution for any negative repercussions” in Lebanon.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri shocked his country at the weekend when he announced in a televised statement out of Saudi Arabia that he was resigning. He has not been seen in Lebanon since.

He said his country had been taken hostage by the militant group Hezbollah, a partner in his coalition government and a major foe of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia says it considers Hezbollah’s participation in the Lebanese government an “act of war” against the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia blames Hezbollah of attempting to launch a missile at it from Yemen last week. Saudi Arabia also accused Iran of supplying the missile, saying that could be “considered an act of war.” Iran denies the claims.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has said he will not consider the premier’s resignation until the two meet in person.

Saudi Arabia has threatened that it would deal with Lebanon as a hostile state as long as the militant group Hezbollah was in the Lebanese government.

In his absence, Lebanon has been awash with speculation the 47-year old prime minister may be held against his will in Saudi Arabia. Saudi officials have denied Hariri is under house arrest.

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something is really brewing..its sunni v shia..still..

“He said his country had been taken hostage by the militant group Hezbollah, a partner in his coalition government and a major foe of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia says it considers Hezbollah’s participation in the Lebanese government an “act of war” against the kingdom.”

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One Response to “Saudi Arabia and Kuwait order citizens out of Lebanon”

  1. Saad Hariri: Lebanon return from Saudi Arabia ‘within days’

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41961058

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