Sunday, February 21, 2016

Wall Street Journal on Saudi-Lebanese relations

"Lebanon has abstained from voting in favor of anti-Iran statements declared in recent weeks by the Arab League and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, following violent protests at Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran and a consulate in response to its January execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nemer al-Nemer." This is not accurate.  In fact, Lebanon's foreign minister condemned the burning of Saudi embassy, and Lebanon agreed to statements condemning the burning, but the Saudi regime added a section condemning Hizbullah (for some reason) and the Lebanese foreign minister did not join in that one.