The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has had enough. Last week, Iran finalized its takeover of Lebanon when Hariri resigned, and reportedly fled to Saudi Arabia.
Thirty-seven-year-old Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas was arrested by Bahraini authorities. The terror suspect was apprehended on charges relating to the attack on a police bus that killed police officer Salman Anjam and wounded nine others near the kingdom’s capital.
Israel’s military chief has given an “unprecedented” interview to a Saudi newspaper underlining the ways in which the two countries could unite to counter Iran’s influence in the region.
The older brother of recently resigned Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri voiced his support for his brother’s decision in light of the actions of both the Iranian Regime and their proxy terror group Hezbollah.
Western powers place Daesh at the top of their counterterrorism and foreign policy agenda, characterizing the terrorist group as the No. 1 national security threat.
Israel’s embassy in Berlin on Wednesday issued a stinging condemnation of German Green Party politicians and federal agencies for jeopardizing Middle East and European security because of their roles in promoting trade with the Islamic Republic of Iran at a business forum in Frankfurt.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that the kingdom was reacting to what he called the “aggressive” behavior of its arch-rival Iran in Lebanon and Yemen.
Bahrain said on Wednesday a bomb attack on a police bus which killed an officer and wounded nine last month was carried out by a militant cell trained by its arch-foe Iran.
President Donald Trump has upped his rhetoric on Iran regime and its belligerence in the region. He has vowed to be more confrontational with Iran regime and wants its ballistic missile program to be curbed. Furthermore, he has criticised Iran’s interference in both Syria and Yemen and has said that the regime must be punished.
The quality of relations with European countries, including opening an EU office in Tehran, has turned into a controversy and subject of a new conflict between Iranian regime’s two rival bands.
The French Foreign Ministry has stated that it is imperative to the stability of the Middle East that Iran stop interfering in the domestic affairs of Lebanon.