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Saudi minister: We will treat Lebanese govt as ‘declaring war’ on Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia will treat Lebanese govt as ‘declaring war’ on her
Saudi Arabia will treat Lebanese govt as ‘declaring war’ on her
Al Arabiya, 7 November 2017 - Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for Gulf affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan, said on Monday that Saudi Arabia would not accept Lebanon declaring a war on Saudi Arabia.
"We will treat the government of Lebanon as a government declaring a war because of Hezbollah militias," he said in response to the recent decisions taken by the Lebanese government.
Al Arabiya reported that Saudi King Salman had informed the outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri of the details of Hezbollah’s aggression against Saudi Arabia, adding that the Lebanese government should be aware of the dangers imposed by these militias against Saudi Arabia.
Sabhan added that Hezbollah militias are involved in every terrorist act that threatens Saudi Arabia, stressing that Saudi Arabia will use all political and other means to confront what he called the “Party of Satan.”
“We expect the Lebanese government to act to deter Hezbollah,” he said in an interview with Al Arabiya.
Sabhan accused Hezbollah of smuggling drugs to Saudi Arabia and training Saudi youths on terrorism.
The Saudi minister said that Hariri and the Lebanese government would not accept the positions of Hezbollah militia, stressing that the talk about forcing Hariri to resign lies to disperse the Lebanese.
“Lebanon is kidnapped by the militias of Hezbollah and behind it is Iran,” he said.


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