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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ShakenNotStirred's picture

You smoke a really bad quality stuff.

homonohumanus's picture

Greateest evil at work here, hammering n already damaged and extremely old culture, completely rooted in our civilisation.

 

Most Americans are clueless and should look at a map, Leboanon might be the size of a county in a state like Texas... threat level is beyond ridiculously... low, Hezbollah, Iran and all the usual BS...

 

The Wrath of God is going to hit ours lands...

Cutter's picture

No possibility the Saudi's will attack Lebanon.  But they could very easily do to Lebanon what they just did in Syria.  The sectarian factions that fought so viciously during the 1980s, could be lured into a repeat even more violent and destructive.

Ironically, it was this 1980s violence that spawned the creation of Hezbollah.  

So all the Saudi's will achieve in the end is more death, instability, radicalism, and terrorism.

God is The Son's picture

It's all going to end bad for Axis of Evil, Satanic Israel, Sunni Al-Qaeda Terrorist Saudi Arabians and the National Terrorist Zionist Occupided USA.

Israel to FALL and be destroyed by Hezbollah, USA to be destroyed by Russia, China or MotherNature, and Saudi Arabia to be taken by the Iranian Military.

any_mouse's picture

Cue up Admiral Josh Painter: This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

any_mouse's picture

WTF threat does Lebanon pose to KSA?

Want a war with Iran, attack Iran.

Is the KSA doing Israel's dirty work?

Hereditary Royal families going full retard for centuries.

ShakenNotStirred's picture

Is not Lebanon, is Hezbollah you idiot.

150,000 missiles that Israel is waiting for the opportunity to force the Hezborats to use these to rape themselves.

Laughing.Man's picture

MBS is nuts.  Does he believe that Syria and Yemen would sit idle after Lebanon is attacked?  Has he considered what Chinese and Russian reactions will be?

Trump is playing with fire *if* this is his way of bringing Iran to the table for negotiations.  His best baker won't be able to make a chocolate cake to cool the situation should it turn hot.  IMO, I doubt Trump wants the US to be directly involved in another war.  However, he's going to let MBS make the biggest mistake and the result will be the dissolution of Saudi Arabia.  Wouldn't it be interesting if Trump offered Saudi Arabia to Iran in exchange for continuing the Petrodollar and dumping the Hezzies?

Mustahattu's picture

Saudis know they can't stand toe to toe vs Iran. They need Israhell and other allies and US arms and intelligence. It's going to be an all out war and everyone's interest will be to prolong it for as long as possible. Joos want to empty the ME to Europe so they can create their greater Israhell dream and destroy the white European societies as they despise joos as much as they despise Muslims, the US just wants wars so they can sell arms to all sides, Russia wants higher oil prices and control oil and gas and it will if ME burns, and Saudis and Iranians are getting beyond personal with total destruction of either being the only result. This is war that will go on for decades. Europe will be run over by Muslims and the libtards in power won't do anything about it. It will lead to revolutions, EU breakup, and eventually WW3 once everyone has taken their side. I just hope the outcome from all this is that Israhell will be totally destroyed and will no longer exist.

DelusionsCrowded's picture

Both countries are under Illuminati leasership/management , so have been directed to stire up chaos in the hope to create openings for Nato declaration of war on Russia . Israel might do a FF on itself to draw in the US . Declaration of WW allows Masonic States to shut down Real News sites and move to intense propaganda of youth via Military leadership and block insights into the 'shadow gov's ' power . To save the NWO , they need to block Russia and China ,particularly Russias supply of resources to China , that can allows China to grow independently.

 

The Illuminati are now angry and deperate , their puppets (all over the West) are under the threat of make it happen or kiss your asses goodbye . Royal Saud family is fighting for its own lives and existance or be thrown to the mob . I suspect Israel has its own shadow gov Illuninati actors pulling strings via Mossad and military etc . 

 

They love their numerology . 11/11/17 seems like something to put on a monument .