Saudi Arabia Claims Lebanon Has Declared War

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Saudi Arabia has accused Lebanon of declaring war on it, Reuters reports. On Monday, Saudi Arabia announced that attacks by the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah constituted a declaration of war. The announcement comes two days after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned.

Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia of forcing al-Hariri to quit. In a televised statement, Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan said al-Hariri had been warned that Hezbollah’s actions “were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon and by the Lebanese Party of the Devil.” Read more.

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