Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Lebanon declared war on us

Saudi Arabia says it will treat Lebanon as if it declared war against it because of “aggression” by Hezbollah.

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against it because of what it described as “aggression” against the Kingdom by the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group.

Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan, speaking in an interview with Al-Arabiya TV and quoted by Reuters, said the Lebanese government would "be dealt with as a government declaring war on Saudi Arabia."

Sabhan said this message had been delivered to the Saudi-allied Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri, who declared his resignation as the country's prime minister on Saturday in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

Hezbollah's acts of "aggression" on the Kingdom "were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon and by the Lebanese Party of the Devil", he added, according to Reuters.

Hariri cited the "grip" of Hezbollah and Iran on the country, and also said he feared for his life, when he announced his resignation. (Read More)