Saudi FM Urges Lebanese to Safeguard 'Stability, Sovereignty'


Newly-appointed Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Tuesday stressed that “Lebanon’s stability is very important to Saudi Arabia.”

“It is important for the Lebanese people and political system to find a way that guarantees stability and sovereignty,” the minister said at a press conference following the 40th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh.

Lebanon has been gripped by unprecedented cross-sectarian protests since October 17, denouncing official mismanagement and corruption.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri stepped down less than two weeks into the nationwide movement, but a deeply divided political class has since failed to reach an agreement on a new premier.

Cabinet formation can drag on for months in the multi-confessional country, with Hariri taking almost nine months to reach an agreement with all political sides for the last one.

Lebanon desperately needs a new government to rebuild trust with both protesters demanding a cabinet of independent experts, and international donors able to provide financial aid.

The Mediterranean country's economy is in freefall, even as the Lebanese struggle with a dollar liquidity crisis.

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Thumb justin 10 December 2019, 20:38

الحرس الثوري: بأمر من خامنئي سنهاجم إسرائيل من لبنان

قال مستشار قائد الحرس الثوري الإيراني اللواء مرتضى قرباني: “في حال ارتكبت إسرائيل أصغر خطأ تجاه إيران، سنسوي تل أبيب بالتراب انطلاقا من لبنان”.

Thumb tric.portugal 11 December 2019, 10:32

Yes...Tripolli movements are financed by the Daesh monarchy of KSA...the message is clear to the head of the cristhians in the lebanese political system...convert or die...integrate the meca refugies or die...and have the suport of usa=israel...

Thumb roflmfao 11 December 2019, 17:44

Dude.. Gebran Bassil.. aka Brasil nut or Português nut.. you are full of.. Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite.. phonetically...

Thumb chrisrushlau 11 December 2019, 20:15

The KSA person was referring to the popular belief among Saudi royalty that Lebanon is part of the KSA. When he said "sovereignty", he meant Saudi ownership. He did not take questions about KSA policing measures and tactics in Lebanon, especially Tripoli, involving unique and revolutionary traffic control technology and plain-clothes traffic officers.

Thumb whyaskwhy 11 December 2019, 23:38

Its funny how Gebran and Ali always seem to write on the same date? Gebran in his normal nom du guerre writing his ultimate words of wisdom about the "Cristians" and his hatred for Sunnis' hence daesh, while on the other hand we get the same convoluted message about his hatred of Christians through Chumpski... under the name of Chris this time lol. Good one Ali you have managed to fool no one here.