Bolder Saudi Moves to Confront Iran Echo Across Region

Posted November 11, 2017

Lebanon has one of the world's highest ratios of debt-to-GDP and last month passed its first budget since 2005, one of the few achievements of the coalition government.

Referring to the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on November 3, 2017, Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah labeled the action as a "Saudi-imposed decision". But it is plausible that the Saudis are trying to create the context for a different means of contesting Iran in Lebanon: an "Israeli"-Hezbollah war". "Hezbollah is an organization with military power stronger than the Lebanese army, and the new development is that Hezbollah has some control over the Lebanese military", he said. All of Hariri's statements attested to the continuation of his future plans as prime minister.

The prime minister must be a Sunni in Lebanon's sectarian system. Hariri is Lebanon's most influential Sunni politician.

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He was also seen as giving in to Hezbollah interests on budgetary issues.

The main significance of Nasrallah and President Aoun's remarks is that the Lebanese government is not disintegrating in light of the announcement of Hariri's resignation.

Hariri, who announced that he was stepping down while in Saudi Arabia, also said, in a televised broadcast, that he took the step because he feared for his life, and accused Iran of spreading fear and destruction in several countries, including Lebanon. This war launched by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to restore Sanaa's legitimate government and put Iran in check has failed to do either.

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The Hariri family is close to Saudi Arabia, Iran's regional competitor.

"The Saudis felt that Hariri was not delivering and that Hezbollah and Iran were using [the governing arrangement] for their interest", said Shavit. It transpired that Houthi rebels (linked to Iran and allied with former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is partially linked to the United Arab Emirates) had fired at least one ballistic missile from Yemen towards Riyadh.

Beirut has adopted a position of "disassociation" from the conflict, but this has come under strain with Hezbollah and its allies pushing for a normalisation of ties.

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"When the moment of truth arrives, "Israel's" allies, with the United States in the lead, should give it full backing", he mentioned. A Saudi envoy recently went to the Syrian city of Raqqa, newly retaken from IS, to discuss a Saudi role in reconstruction. "If the Saudis are right and it limits Hezbollah and Iran, Israel will gain".