BATTLEFORWORLD – November 17, 2017: And so the relentless quarrel and conflict continue in the Middle East. The feud is much, much more than the singularity excuse reason of terrorists. Because the feud is over dominance of the future financial system that is pending, and oil, gas transit infrastructure corridors.
The Sudden Resignation Of Lebanon’s Prime Minister
VOX – November 17, 2017: The mysterious sudden resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister has sparked a political crisis that is escalating longstanding tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran — and raises the real prospect of open warfare between the two Middle Eastern powers.
The intrigue began on November 4, when Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri suddenly announced his resignation — but he did it by reading a statement on live television from Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. That immediately fueled speculation in Lebanon that the Saudi government, which has deep, longstanding ties to Hariri, had forced him to resign against his will and was holding him under house arrest. Link: Read Complete Article
Lebanon FM Reveals Attempt to Intimidate Country Into Canceling Russian Gas Deal
SPUTNIKNEWS – November 17, 2017: Lebanese Foreign Minister Geral Bassil has held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
“We are about to sign our first contract on gas field exploration on the shelf with participation of Russian companies. We now see an attempt to make Lebanon leave this positive path,” Geral Bassil said.
“A campaign to scare Lebanon, to create obstacles on its path with the use of terrorist forces under different pretexts is underway,” the minister added.
According the top official, “some sides” to the conflict are trying to displace the head of the country from his office.
“We hope that Russia will continue building up its influence in the Middle East in order to form a balance of powers in the region,” Bassil added.
“We are interested in Lebanon being safe and functioning effectively with the participation of all branches of power. And the most important thing, we support the resolution of all urgent issues by the Lebanese themselves without any external interference,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in his turn.
The Lebanese Crisis
Previously, Moscow has voiced concern over the shock resignation of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and urged all external forces that could influence the situation in Lebanon to show restraint and constructive approaches.
The Lebanon crisis emerged two week ago with former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announcing his resignation in a video address made from Saudi Arabia. The former minister expressed fears that he could be assassinated, like his father, in Lebanon, as well as accused Tehran and the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement of alleged attempts to destabilize the situation in the country and the Middle East, a claim strongly denied by the Islamic Republic as groundless. Link: Read Article
Lebanon Expects Russia to Play Bigger Role in Middle East
SPUTNIKNEWS – November 17, 2017: Lebanon expects Russia to build on its influence in the Middle East to help achieve a balance of power in the region, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said Friday.
“We expect that Russia will further strengthen its role in order to complete the process of power balance formation in the region as our region will not manage to survive without such a balance,” Bassil said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Lebanon has lately been engulfed in political crisis. On November 4, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation while on a trip to Saudi Arabia, expressing fear that he could be assassinated, like his father, in Lebanon. Link: Read Complete Article
Hariri warns Lebanon faces Arab sanctions risk, to return in days
REUTERS – November 17, 2017: Saad al-Hariri warned on Sunday Lebanon was at risk of Gulf Arab sanctions because of the Shi‘ite group Hezbollah’s regional meddling and said he would return to Lebanon within days to affirm he had resigned as the country’s prime minister.
In a television interview, the Saudi-allied Hariri held out the possibility he could yet rescind his resignation if Hezbollah agreed to stay out of regional conflicts such as Yemen, his first public comments since he read out his resignation on television from Riyadh eight days ago.
He indicated the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Lebanese in the Gulf could be at risk, as well as trade, vital to the stability of the Lebanese economy. Link: Read Complete Article
War Brewing In Middle East – Saudi Arabia, Iran And Israel – Proxies Israeli Military, Lebanon And Yemen
BATTLEFORWORLD – November 10, 2017: It appears that someone is trying to get a war started involving Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran, via the proxies of Yemen, Lebanon using the Israeli military against Hezbollah. And all the major players of the world are deeply involved. The One World Order forces in the United States are very unhappy about their loss of the war with Syria, and are trying to put together whatever pieces they can in their interest. And what have made matters worse is Saudi Arabia moving closer to Russia. And according to Steven Pieczenik on PrisionPlanet with Alex Jones on November 10 – Deep State and Trump: About the US CIA is trying to get a war started in the Middle East with Yemen and Lebanon. Link: Read Complete Article