Riyadh of detaining Hariri
BEIRUT, Nov 11, (AFP) - Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday accused Saudi Arabia of detaining prime minister Saad Hariri and of asking the Shiite movement's archfoe Israel to launch strikes.
Lebanon has often seen regional rivalries play out on its soil with disastrous consequences.
The United States also warned against using the tiny country as a “venue for proxy conflicts” and the United Nations said it was “essential no new conflict erupt in the region”.
“The head of the Lebanese government is detained in Saudi Arabia, he is banned from returning to Lebanon until now,” Nasrallah said in a televised address, his second since Hariri resigned last week from the premiership in a statement made from Riyadh.