After “taking hostage” Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri by Saudi Arabia coalition March 14 has weakened. Riyadh seeks to rectify the situation, improve its image and influence its pawns in Lebanon to come out easily in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The Saudi monarch’s envoy, Nizar Al-Aloula, arrived in Beirut on February 26, where he met senior Lebanese officials and some leaders of the country’s political groups. Al-Aloula was carrying the message of King Salman Ben Abdelaziz al-Saud to Lebanese President Michel Aoun. During this meeting, he claimed that his country supported the sovereignty and stability of Lebanon, as well as the strength of bilateral ties.
He also held discussions with Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri.
After the controversial resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri on November 4, 2017, and the resulting tensions, Riyadh seems to be coming to the conclusion that it should infuse Saudi-Lebanese relations and change course.
As for the resignation of the head of the Current of the Future Saad Hariri, Saudi officials have been blamed for fomenting to destabilize security and stability in Lebanon.
The Riyadh regime, which has always sought to influence the political climate in Lebanon, is worried that its pawns will be defeated by their rivals in the coming legislative elections.
On the same side, Saudi Arabia has once again invited Saad Hariri to move to that country to encourage him to cooperate further with Riyadh and to do so together with other Saudi allies.
We still do not know if the Saudis will succeed in consolidating the bases of the March 14th Current or not.
According to some estimates, Hezbollah’s Islamic Resistance movement and its allied groups will occupy more seats in parliament in the upcoming parliamentary elections. It is these same forecasts that may have worried the Saudis and their American masters who are trying to mobilize their forces to interfere in the parliamentary elections in the country of Cedar.
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