Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh sought to calm fears the political turmoil would hit Lebanon's already fragile economy, issuing a statement to reaffirm the stability of its currency, which is pegged against the US dollar. He said that all the political forces in Lebanon were shocked by al-Hariri's decision and added that his militia was not planning to take any action to destabilise the country.
"We are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere that prevailed before the assassination of martyr Rafik al-Hariri", he said in the broadcast from the Saudi capital Riyadh.
The war in the impoverished nation on Saudi Arabia's southern border has been a quagmire for the kingdom. 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. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia share a fractious relationship due to a power struggle over a series of religio-political issues such as the way Islam is interpreted, the Islamic world's leadership and oil exports. "As Hezbollah matured and played a more integral role in governance, it wanted to be seen as creating the means for a stronger, more effective Lebanon".
Saudi Minister: 'Lebanese Party of the Devil' Declared War on Saudi Arabia
Nasrallah wondered if Saudi Arabia was holding Hariri against his will and whether Hariri was not permitted to return to Lebanon. Forcing Hariri to quit the government would help Israel frame any aggression against Lebanon as an attack on Iranian proxies.
All three of these developments will have seismic implications, not just on Saudi Arabia, but on the region and beyond.
A lot of chatter involved Israel. With Gaza politically neutralised for now, following Hamas' handover of power to the Palestinian Authority, Israel could very well see this as an optimal time to strike.
It was not so veiled an accusation. 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. But it has succeeded in killing thousands of innocent people, displacing millions, and helping Tehran position itself as the defender of the oppressed in the Middle East.
Ruptura de TLCAN afectaría a más de 12 estados
Sin olvidar la consolidación comercial de los productos mexicanos en los mercados de Europa, Asia, Medio Oriente y América del Sur.
In Lebanon's sectarian system the president must be a Maronite Catholic, the prime minister a Sunni and the speaker of parliament a Shi'ite. Iran's direct intervention and Russia's air campaign rescued Assad and turned the tide in his favor, recapturing large stretches of territory.
Lebanon's outgoing Prime Minister met the Saudi King on Monday, two days after unexpectedly resigning during his visit to the kingdom, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Earlier I spoke to a contact who used to work for the billionaire prince.
Diputado Gutiérrez pidió la salida del ministro Campos por dichos sobre Punta Peuco
Respecto a las peticiones de renuncia de Campos , provenientes de algunos diputados de la propia Nueva Mayoría quien argumentan un desconocimiento de compromiso y un "trato indigno" con Carmen Gloria Quintana , la vocera dijo que no deben "sobreinterpretarse" las palabras del titular de Justicia.
Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat cited unnamed sources close to Hariri as speculating that he would probably remain outside Lebanon because of the security threat against him.