Again, Riyadh Asks Citizens to Leave Lebanon

W460

Saudi Arabia has asked its citizens for the second time in less than two weeks to leave Lebanon "as soon as possible" given the tension over the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The announcement early Saturday was posted on the Saudi embassy Twitter account. It came shortly after the embassy reported that it is closely following reports of an attack on two Saudi nationals in a Beirut neighborhood.

There was no immediate security report of the incident. Hariri tweeted before he left Saudi Arabia that any attack on a Saudi is an attack on him personally.

Hariri, a dual Lebanese-Saudi national, stunned Lebanon and the region when he declared his resignation from Saudi Arabia, citing meddling by Iran and its Lebanese ally Hizbullah in Arab countries affairs.

Days later, Saudi Arabia ordered its citizens out of Lebanon on Nov. 9. It was the first concrete action against the Mediterranean country after days of leveling threats against Beirut.

Hariri's resignation sparked speculations he was held against his will, and forced to resign. Hariri left to Paris early Saturday.

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Comments 12
Thumb s.o.s 18 November 2017, 09:21

I can feel a heatwave coming from the desert!

Thumb shab 18 November 2017, 09:53

both deserts

Thumb s.o.s 18 November 2017, 13:17

Both as in? Sorry my brain is malfunctioning today.

Thumb shab 18 November 2017, 18:39

Persian

Thumb s.o.s 18 November 2017, 18:47

Thanks for specifying. Really. I had to undergo a surgery in the morning, couldn't focus after it.

Thumb shab 19 November 2017, 10:44

kher nshalla

Thumb gigahabib 18 November 2017, 10:02

Good riddance.

Thumb eagledawn 18 November 2017, 12:35

Every-Single-Article!

Thumb gigahabib 18 November 2017, 19:14

Yes, seems you stalk me in every single article.

Thumb gigahabib 19 November 2017, 15:45

Repeating it three times doesn't make it seem more clever.

Missing humble 18 November 2017, 14:00

This means war....

Thumb tric.portugal 18 November 2017, 14:12

this means that Saudi want´s that the mentalitie of Tripoli take control of Lebanon...in Tripoli the Cristhians have no political power...is the Dream of Saudi Arabia for Lebanon...