A Saudi-orchestrated resignation throws Lebanon into turmoil | The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s abrupt resignation over the weekend was bizarre even by the often twisted standards of Lebanese politics — he made the surprise announcement from the Saudi capital in a pre-recorded message on a Saudi-owned TV station.

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Stunned Lebanese are convinced Saudi Arabia, Hariri’s longtime ally, forced him to step down to effectively wreck the prime minister’s delicate compromise government with Saudi nemesis — and Iran ally — the Hezbollah terror group.

A Saudi-orchestrated resignation throws Lebanon into turmoil | The Times of Israel