The Saudi-Lebanon feud, explained – ThinkProgress

With Hariri’s resignation, Saudi Arabia is signalling that it will no longer provide Hezbollah with the veneer of having a pro-Saudi, pro-western prime minister such as Hariri. This, said Salem, exposes Lebanon to a number of risks — anything from new anti-Hezbollah sanctions to another war with Israel (which enthusiastically supported Hariri’s statements over the weekend, calling it a “wake up call”).

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“What we’re seeing emerging here is sort of a triangle of U.S.-Israel-Saudi Arabia increasing the pressure or the volume of denounciation on Iran, and they can definitely refer to Hariri’s resignation as a case in point,” said Boroujerdi. Iranians, he said, are unlikely to overreact and be drawn into any kind of new conflict.

The Saudi-Lebanon feud, explained – ThinkProgress