Lebanon: Saudi Arabia-Iran rivalry finds a new battlefront

(Worthy News) – The resignation of Saad Hariri as Lebanon’s prime minister has upended the country’s political establishment and escalated a war of words between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

In Riyadh, key government figures have accused the Iran-backed Shiite group Hezbollah of destabilizing Lebanon. Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan said Hezbollah had engaged in acts of “aggression” that amount to a “declaration of war against Saudi Arabia.”

Hezbollah has likewise accused the group’s rivals in Riyadh of meddling in Lebanon’s internal affairs, alleging that “the resignation was a Saudi decision that was imposed on Prime Minister Hariri.” [ Source: Deutche Welle (Read More…) ]