Jubeir Affirms Saudi Backing for Hariri, Rejects ‘Iran, Hizbullah’s’ Roles
The Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir affirmed Saudi backing for Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri’s endeavors in forming a national consensus government, and “rejected Iran’s interference in Lebanon and Hizbullah’s role.”
“We support Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and his efforts aiming to form a national consensus government. We reject Iran’s role in Lebanon’s internal politics and we reject Hizbullah’s heavy role in Lebanon’s politics,” said Jubeir in remarks on Sunday at a press conference at the closing of the Gulf summit in Riyadh.
“Lebanon’s unity can be guaranteed and a national unity government can be formed if the entire Lebanese parties prioritize Lebanon’s interest,” added Jubeir.
"The GCC countries have always been supportive of Lebanon, but we want Lebanon to have a national unity government, we want it to have a political guarantee that will make Lebanon's interests above all else,” he added.