Bahrain Orders Citizens to 'Immediately' Leave Lebanon After Prime Minister's Surprise Resignation

Posted November 06, 2017

Prime Minister Saad Hariri upended Lebanese politics with his surprise resignation Saturday.

There is "no danger to the economy or pound", Khalil said.

A source close to Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior aid to Iran's Leader, has revealed the secret contents of a Friday meeting between Velayati and Lebanese PM Saad Hariri. "Iran very much wants to bring chaos and destruction to the Arab world, but the evil it is sowing will return to it and attack it like a boomerang", he said.

The Hezbollah leader also questioned why Hariri gave his resignation speech from Saudi Arabia.

The resignation of the prime minister, a Sunni Muslim, toppled a coalition government that included Hezbollah.

Following Hariri's decision to step down, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the resignation should be a "wake-up call" to the worldwide community to the threat posed by Iran's regional ambitions, which he said endanger not only Israel but the entire Middle East.

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"Saudi Arabia is different than the terrorist state Iran".

Sabhan also said that Saudi Arabia supported all of Hariri's stances in the past, including the agreement related to choosing a Lebanese president, adding that the Saudi kingdom did not incite Hariri to resign.

The government was formed late last year in a political deal that ended years of deadlock, and last month it produced Lebanon's first budget since 2005.

Along with Iran and Syria, the Lebanese terror group was responsible for the 2005 assassination of Hariri's father, former prime minister Rafik Hariri, which the younger Hariri cited in his resignation speech.

Saudi media have published reports of a plot to assassinate Hariri in recent days, but all of Lebanon's main security branches have said they have no information about such a plot.

In this February 14, 2005, file photo, vehicles burn following a massive bomb attack that tore through the motorcade of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut, Lebanon.