05-08-2021 07:34 AM Jerusalem Timing

Saudi Arabia, No Thanks!

Saudi Arabia, No Thanks!

The Kingdom’s responsibility surpasses issuing statements and financing the munitions supply to the Lebanese army Saudi Arabia must declare that the terrorism which is striking Lebanon is that which Riyadh, Doha and Ankara suppor

Al-Akhbar Newspaper

Translated and Edited by Mohamed Salami


Saudi King

It is untrue that the Saudi aid or its timing is inappropriate. Yet, this is not what is required from the Saudi Arabia now. The Kingdom's responsibility surpasses issuing statements and financing the munitions supply to the Lebanese army; Saudi Arabia must recognize that the terrorism which is striking Lebanon is that which Riyadh, Doha and Ankara support to destroy Syria and Iraq.

Consequently, the powers which back terrorism must not only abjure the terrorist groups but also devise a mechanism to conduct a  comprehensive revision even if this costs recognizing the defeats in different areas because obstinacy and hiding the truth are fruitless. Any aid, then, will be just an expiation for major crimes in the Arab countries.

We are not grateful to the Saudi billions of dollars as part of these amounts will be devoted to the Lebanese and French brokers and the munitions that will be provided to the Lebanese army will stir political quarrels among the different Lebanese factions on the direction of the weapons.

If the criminals had spent on developing Arsal and Akkar the amounts they have spent to finance the terrorist groups, there would not be terrorists and terrorism knowing that it is well-known the Saudi aids to the Lebanese army aims at preventing the government from asking Hezbollah or Iran for military aids.

It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia has decided to provide the Lebanese army with military aids worth $4 billion.

The Kingdom will purchase the munitions from France which has not supplied the Lebanese army with any of the weaponry batches yet.