Al-Sabhan Urges International Anti-Hizbullah Coalition

Saudi State Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan on Sunday called for an “international coalition” to confront Hizbullah.

“U.S. sanctions against the terrorist militia in Lebanon would be good, but the solution is to form a strict international coalition to confront it and those who work with it, in order to achieve regional security and peace,” the firebrand minister tweeted.

Al-Sabhan has launched several anti-Hizbullah diatribes in recent months.

According to media reports, an aide to al-Sabhan has been nominated to become Riyadh's new ambassador to Lebanon.

“The Lebanese must choose whether they want to support or oppose (Hizbullah), seeing as the blood of Arabs is precious,” al-Sabhan said in a tweet in early September.

And in a September 8 tweet, Sabhan said “Iran and its eldest child, Hizbul Shaitan (Hizbullah), are the cradle of terrorism and extremism in the world.”

Hizbullah has not issued an official response to the Saudi minister's remarks.

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