Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens To Leave Lebanon Immediately

Tyler Durden's picture

In a odd coincidence, just moments after we published an article laying out Hezbollah's military power at a time when both Saudi Arabia and Lebanon appear to be targeting Lebanon, and just two days after we discussed a leaked Israeli cable that confirmed Saudi Arabia and Israel are deliberately coordinating to destabilize the region and push Lebanon to a state of war, Saudi Arabia has ordered its citizens residing in Lebanon to leave immediately in a travel warning issued on Thursday, November 9. As Al Arabiya adds, the travel warning also called for Saudi nationals not to travel to Lebanon from any point of origin.

Full advisory below:

Official Source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible.


Riyadh, Safar 20, 1439, November 09, 2017, SPA -- Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, the official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible.


The Kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations.

This follows a similar warning issued by the Kingdom of Bahrain on November 5 urghing its nationals residing in Lebanon to leave immediately and to "exercise caution.” The Bahraini call came a day after Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation, while on location in Saudi Arabia, citing concerns he could be assassinated like his father, criticized the Lebanon-based Hezbollah paramilitary and political movement and accused Iran of alleged attempts to bring destruction to the region. The Bahraini foreign ministry said in a statement received by AFP that its call was "in the interest of its citizens’ safety and to avoid any risks they may be exposed due to the conditions and developments” that Lebanon is going through.

Earlier, Reuters reported that Lebanon believes former premier Saad al-Hariri, who as noted above resigned on Saturday while in Saudi Arabia, is being held by Riyadh, and Beirut plans to work with foreign states to secure his return, a top Lebanese government official said on Thursday. A second Reuters source, a senior politician close to Saudi-allied Hariri, said Saudi Arabia had ordered him to resign and put him under house arrest. A third source familiar with the situation said Saudi Arabia was controlling and limiting his movement.

Saudi Arabia and members of Hariri’s Future Movement have denied reports that he is under house arrest. But he has put out no statements himself denying his movements are being restricted. He made a one-day flying visit to the United Arab Emirates earlier this week before returning to Saudi Arabia.

Earlier on Thursday, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister also urged the international community to slap fresh sanctions against Iran, accusing its regional rival of supporting terrorism.

"We would like to see sanctions on Iran for its support of terrorism and sanctions on Iran for violating the ballistic missile resolutions of the United Nations," Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi minister of foreign affairs, told CNBC Thursday.

Al-Jubeir also said that the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers was "weak," especially given Tehran would be capable of assembling a bomb "within weeks." He added he would like to see international agencies carry out a "much more robust" job when conducting inspections in Iran.

Al-Jubeir also described the situation in Lebanon as "unfortunate" and went on to accuse Hezbollah of "hijacking the system" and putting "roadblocks" in front of Hariri at every opportunity. When asked whether Saudi Arabia was headed for a direct conflict with Iran, Al-Jubeir replied, "We hope not", and yet just hours later Riyadh made it clear that any Saudi citizens in Lebanon are now in danger.

Needless to say, traditionally such accelerate evacuation orders have preceded military intervention. Should that be the case again, keep a close eye on oil.

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Crazy Or Not's picture

Syrian Southern Front opening in T -5.
(Assisted by usual suspects: US/Israeli/ all known Rothschild proxies)

Badsamm's picture

The Saudis can’t handle Houthis in robes and slippers and they think they are going to take on Hezbollah? I look forward to the upcoming videos of dead Saudi mercenaries littering the Lebanon landscape

pynky01's picture

...I didn't hear no declaration of war from Lebannon... anybody on this site hear that declaration...

Jim in MN's picture

I heard them declare that they wanted to be left the fuck alone to drink tea and party on the Med.

AGuy's picture

Having been defeated in Syria, KSA is switching to Lebanon. Never a good idea to start a two front war (Yemen + Lebanon\Syria). The Germans will tell you why its a really bad idea.

syzygysus's picture

I hear drums a drumming. 

Akzed's picture

"I saw guns that shot swords in the hands of young children..."

freeasabee1's picture

so this should get the DOW to 30 000 then.

NoDebt's picture

Lebanon is like "What?  What did we do to deserve this?" 

Israel and SA answer with their best 'Unforgiven' line:  "Deserve's got nothing to do with it."


ipso_facto's picture

'Lebanon is like "What?  What did we do to deserve this?"'


NoDebt's picture

Who took what provocative action to suddenly start a war simultaneously with Israel and SA?  Maybe I missed an article somewhere along the way.


tmosley's picture


He is forcing Iran to the negotiating table, just like he did with Qatar, and like he is doing with NoKo.

Blankone's picture

And this is a prefect example once again of why a country must have nuclear weapons. Even if you do nothing you will still be taken out when it provides additional profit or benefits the NWO.

tmosley's picture

The NWO is dying. Trump has rendered it into a joke. Or rather, they rendered themselves into a joke (the CIA is filled with fucking bronies!), and Trump just delivered the punchline.

Gorgeous's picture

Who provoked the war?  The countries sitting on oil, water, and a pipeline transit routes.  They provoked it. /s

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Water is the new gold and weapon.

Ghordius's picture

"Who took what provocative action to suddenly start a war simultaneously with Israel and SA?  Maybe I missed an article somewhere along the way."

you have to roll back to articles starting with Dubya's... need to invade Iraq, actually. (so back to 2001... at least)

a never properly explained need that started the destabilization of the whole region. which is now... up for grabs and 17-sided power games

Crazy Or Not's picture

Districts of North Israel & North Jordan Coming Soon!

Gorgeous's picture

Hezbollah can not be taken out by Israel occupying southern Lebanon.  Water can.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Yes, defending Lebanon from Israeli war crimes and invasions of Lebanon is aggression against Israel....

kill yourself.

veritas semper vinces's picture

'Lebanon is like "What?  What did we do to deserve this?"'



Let me correct your ignorance: not Hezbollah,but the zionist entity and Oded Yinon plan.

A. Boaty's picture

Iran + Hezbollah = SA don't like

Akzed's picture

"I was building a house...!"

RafterManFMJ's picture

And I’m here to kill you, Little Lebanon, for what you and Hizbollah did to ISIS...

Deserves got nothing to do with it.

AGuy's picture

"Lebanon is like "What? What did we do to deserve this?" "

Alternate NatGas Pipeline route. Having been defeating in Syria, KSA will try to get the pipeline built through Lebanon. If KSA can't defeat the Houthi in Yemen, I doubt it will have better luck in Lebanon.

Thought Processor's picture


I see war people.  


This is really Israel knocking at the door.  So it looks like the deal was:  You put me into power and I'll take care of Lebanon for you.


I'm sure the CIA is tangled in this web also.  This must be Plan B.  Plan A was to go after Syria and it looks like they're writing that one off.

DaveyJones's picture

It's great to see Saudi Arabia helping us to "fix" another middle east country. They've brought so much joy so much joy to the children of Yemen


Crazy Or Not's picture

Brilliant Asian Tour distraction by Trump... "nothing to do with me guys!" "I was way over here..."

tmosley's picture

Did you see war when the Saudis blockaded Qatar?

mc888's picture

Lots of recent articles ignore or miss the point entirely.

This is the fallout from Trump pulling the plug on CIA/Mossad/Saudi sponsored liver eaters.

They want to continue without US support, who cares.

veritas semper vinces's picture

I guess that's why the US military is conducting heliborne operations to lift ISIS leaders to safety.Last one recently ,in Al Bukamal,near Iraqi border,which was just liberated by Syrians and allies+Iraqi  PMU .

And the continuing arming of Alqaeda(al nusra,Tahir al sham,or WTF they call themselves now)-see the videos with the insane amount of weapons confiscated by SAA.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Is an 80 brazillion dollar coup considered to be a war?

Gorgeous's picture

Plan A minus. The Litani River in Lebanon is only 2km from the Israeli city of Metula. 

NoWayJose's picture

The other thing this does is allow Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army to scatter resources and prepare for air assault.

Bobbyrib's picture

It allows the Saudi's to use all those fancy new toys our offense industry sold them. Make room for moar as well.

Lumberjack's picture

One can assume something will happen in the upcoming new moon....

OT but imagine the silence msm has re: Paradise Papers....

Obama foundation head, Pritzker, named in Paradise Papers.

Lumberjack's picture

Since 1995, the Pritzkers have contributed thousands to Clinton political campaigns and to HILLPAC, the leadership PAC Hillary operated during her time in the Senate

The Pritzkers have added between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation and between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Health Access Initiative through the Pritzker Family Foundation. They have made two commitments to the Clinton Global Initiative that total $1.3 million.

When J.B. was a bundler for Hillary’s presidential campaign in 2008, he was tapped as chairman of Citizens for Hillary as his wife was placed on Clinton’s National Council of Civic Leaders.

Lumberjack's picture

JB Pritzker running for Ill Governor.

Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker unveils criminal justice plan

Pritzker funding Hillary and her foundation...

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

Next stop.....Megiddo Valley.  All aboard!!

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Now all we need is some Embassy closings ( followed by an announcement from an important head of State like this ( that he's more worried about a nuke going off in his own Country than getting attacked by Russia!...

This too shall pass...

The question you need to be asking yourself though is WILL THIS TIME BE DIFFERENT?... AND... CAN IT GET ANY WORSE?!!!

CHoward's picture

Lebanon becomes the new Syria.  Since Syria has been smashed beyond recognition - have to find a new puppy to kick. 

any_mouse's picture

Round two for Lebanon.

The Green Line? Sabra and Shatila massacre? The USMC barracks? The US New Jersey, BB-62, throwing ordnance into Lebanon.

A new generation of Lebanese need to be taught a lesson. /s

rejected's picture

Well they're losing in Yemen and Syria, Guess they figure on better luck with Lebanon.

khnum's picture

Every time they rebuld this beautiful country some germ comes along and bombs it or invades it Hezbullah saved Christian lives in Syria and the West and the arabs sponsored great evil .There are 61 listed terrorist organisations only 4 have ever claimed to of obtained money from Iran the rest get it from Saudi Arabia,that tells me who the bad guys are.