Riyadh, Saudi Ara­bia

The Week Middle East - - News -

PM quits: Le­banon’s PM Saad Hariri has dra­mat­i­cally quit while on a trip to Saudi Ara­bia. Hariri (pic­tured) led a coali­tion that in­cluded Hezbol­lah, the mil­i­tant move­ment backed by the Saudis’ arch foe, Iran, and his res­ig­na­tion was as­sumed to have been or­ches­trated by his pa­trons in Riyadh. In his res­ig­na­tion speech, he ac­cused Iran of fo­ment­ing “de­struc­tion” in Le­banon. The Saudis said that Hezbol­lah’s ag­gres­sion amounted to a dec­la­ra­tion of war by Le­banon, and also ac­cused Iran of an “act of war” – re­fer­ring to a mis­sile fired from Ye­men to­wards Riyadh.

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