Saudi Arabia claims that Lebanon has declared war on its Kingdom because of attacks by the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah. Hezbollah is funded by Iran.
Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for Gulf affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan, said on Monday that Saudi Arabia would not accept Lebanon declaring a war on Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia's King blamed Lebanon for failing to act against Hezbollah.
Al Arabiya reported that Saudi King Salman had informed the outgoing Prime Minister Saad Hariri of the details of Hezbollah’s aggression against Saudi Arabia, adding that the Lebanese government should be aware of the dangers imposed by these militias against Saudi Arabia. Sabhan added that Hezbollah militias are involved in every terrorist act that threatens Saudi Arabia, stressing that Saudi Arabia will use all political and other means to confront what he called the “Party of Satan.”
In a speech broadcast on Friday, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah scoffed at the recent US sanctions stating that these sanctions will not impact his group whatsoever due to the fact that Hezbollah receives full financial and arms support from the Islamic Republic of Iran.