Report: Israel aligns with Saudis against Iran in Lebanon

Foreign Ministry instructs all Israeli embassies to appeal to host governments after Lebanese PM resigns, calls for support for Saudi Arabia

Gary Willig,

Sa'ad Al-Hariri
Sa'ad Al-Hariri
Reuters

Following the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Sa'ad Al-Hariri, Israel is embarking on an exceptional international struggle against Hezbollah's participation in Lebanon's internal politics, Channel 10 reported.

According to Channel 10, following Hariri's resignation, Israel's Foreign Ministry sent a message to all Israeli embassies around the world, instructing them to appeal to the highest political echelons in their host countries, asking that the nations of the world oppose the interference in Lebanon's internal politics by the Hezbollah terrorist organization. The directive is unusual as it involves the internal politics of another country.

The Foreign Ministry's directive read: "You are requested to urgently contact the Foreign Ministry and other relevant government officials and emphasize that the resignation of Al-Hariri and his comments on the reasons that led him to resign illustrate once again the destructive nature of Iran and Hezbollah and the danger they pose o the stability of Lebanon and the countries of the region."

The request continued: "Al-Hariri's resignation proves that the international argument that Hezbollah's inclusion in the government is a recipe for stability is fundamentally flawed. This artificial unity creates paralysis and the inability of local sovereign powers to make decisions that serve their national interest. It effectively turns them into hostages who are under physical threat and are forced to promote the interests of a foreign power - Iran - even if this may endanger the security of their country."

The Foreign Ministry also asked Israel's ambassadors to convey an unusual message of support for Saudi Arabia in light of the war it is engaged in against Iranian proxies in Yemen. "The events in Lebanon and the launching of a ballistic missile at the international airport in Riyadh show that increased pressure is required on Iran and Hezbollah on a range of issues from the production of ballistic missiles to regional subversion,"




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