Despite the internal chaos, Saudi Arabia has found enough time for warlike rhetorics against Lebanon and Hezbollah in particular.
Riyadh said on Monday that some acts of “aggression” by Hezbollah “were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon and by the Lebanese Party of the Devil.”
Saudi Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan told Al-Arabiya TV that former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been told this before his resignation.
Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday in a televised statement recorded in Saudi Arabia. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that the resignation was forced by Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia has also blamed Iran for the ballistic missile attack which was conducted by Yemen’s Houthi forces against the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on November 4.
Meanwhile, two Saudi princes have died in suspicious circumstances. The first one died in a “helicopter crash” and the second was killed in a firefight with security forces. Experts clearly link these deaths to the ongoing crackdown on opposition figures in the country.
Summing up the recent events, Saudi Arabia is rapidly plunging into turmoil and its current leadership seek salvation in repressions against the opposition and fidning some foreign enemy to unite the population.