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Elaf from Riyadh: Some Lebanese writers and politicians launch theories about the conditions for Saudi Arabia’s return to Lebanon, and the truth is that this perception is fundamentally wrong. The sun of Saudi Arabia does not disappear from any spot in the Arab and Islamic world, and the relationship between any two parties, whether individuals or countries, is based on consensual. Saudi Arabia to Lebanon? But when and how does Lebanon return to the Kingdom?
This is what the Saudi political writer Muhammad al-Saed began in the Saudi “Okaz” article, in which he listed conditions that Lebanon must meet in order for Lebanon to return to the center of Saudi attention.
First: Three years ago, the Lebanese-Saudi committee concluded its meetings related to 17 agreements and technical memoranda of understanding in several fields, and they were ready to be signed. At that stage, the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri was in charge. Although these agreements are in the interest of the Lebanese citizen and economy, but the allies of Syria and Iran They put all obstacles in the way of signing these agreements. Is this the fault of Saudi Arabia or the fault of Lebanon?
Secondly, according to Al-Saed..Despite the stifling Lebanese crisis, Lebanese exports to Saudi Arabia were a lifeline, even at a minimum, so the “motivated” Lebanese militias exploited this artery to export Captagon to the Kingdom in millions of quantities. It was natural for the Saudi government to take the natural measures to protect its country and people. Because of Captagon and nothing else, the Lebanese farmer and the Lebanese merchant suffered heavy losses. Is this the fault of Saudi Arabia or the fault of Lebanon?
Third: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is waging a pivotal battle in defense of the Yemeni state and in defense of pan-Arabism against the Houthi militia in Yemen. The “Ironized” Lebanese militias were to harness all their security, military, financial, political and media capabilities and capabilities against the Kingdom, against the Gulf and against Yemen, so it was only natural That the Kingdom take a negative attitude towards any government in which these militias are represented.
The assistant added: “The participation of the Lebanese in fighting the Yemeni legitimacy on the one hand, and targeting Saudi civilian objects on the other hand, without taking any steps to change the scene of alignment with the Houthi militia, will negatively affect Saudi-Lebanese relations. Is this Saudi Arabia’s fault or Lebanon’s?”
Fourth: In 2013, the Saudi security services arrested an Iranian spy cell in the Kingdom who had received training in Lebanon at the hands of the Hezbollah militia, and the activities of that cell nearly caused the targeting of oil and sovereign facilities by establishing terrorist networks, recalling that Hezbollah itself had equipped a cell The 1996 Khobar bombings, is this the fault of Saudi Arabia or the fault of Lebanon?
Fifth: During the Lebanese civil war and the July 2006 war, Saudi diplomacy was active through Princes Saud Al-Faisal and Bandar bin Sultan, and they made every effort to protect Lebanon, for Lebanon’s future and prosperity, and to achieve security and peace on its lands, but when the Saudi diplomatic mission in Iran was targeted in 2016. Gibran Bassil expressed sympathy with the Iranian offender, not with the victim, and expressed his appreciation for the Iranian Republic, and as Lebanon’s foreign minister, he did not condemn any Iranian-Houthi aggression against the Kingdom, in particular the major Abqaiq incident, which he did not condemn but rather tried to justify to the Iranian offender. Is this the fault of Saudi Arabia or the fault of Lebanon?
Sixth: Lebanese parties that have official weight in the government and parliament are systematically destroying the Taif Agreement, which returned Lebanon to the path of peace, stability and prosperity. Above this destruction, it is questioned and abused and its results to achieve the goal of the alliance of minorities.
Seventh: The Secretary General of the “Iranianized” militia, Hassan Nasrallah, periodically attacks the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its symbols without anyone responding to him. Rather, the Lebanese media and political body consider Nasrallah their pulse and their political legislator, so if he lies they believe him, and if he violates his promise they support him, and if he is killed They sang a song of divine victory over the dead man’s grave.
Eighth: In the 2018 Lebanese elections, the Lebanese voter sent a clear message to the Kingdom and the Gulf states when he granted the majority of votes to Iran and its allies. Thus, what is happening today is the result of the Lebanese choices. Are these choices the fault of Saudi Arabia or the fault of Lebanon?
Ninth: After the Lebanese war, the Kingdom was the financier of the reconstruction in Lebanon, a process that received unparalleled international praise for who financed it and who carried it out. Nevertheless, the Lebanese question this great achievement that Lebanon is still living on today. “Beirut’s downtown airport and roads.”
Tenth: When Saudi Arabia applied the principle of reciprocity and instead of the leaders of the Lebanese state reforming themselves and implementing the reforms demanded by the international community at the CEDRE conference, some Lebanese politicians tried to pressure the Kingdom through France and the United States, to force it to fund its opponents and enemies in Lebanon, but they They forgot that the kingdom is not forced by anyone, nor is it blackmailed by a “savvy” working behind the great powers.
Al-Saed concluded by saying: “Finally, when Lebanon was in the care of the Arabs and the Gulf states, it was the bride of the East in all fields, but when it was taken to the Iranian side, it became a country without electricity, fuel, medicine, food, and no future for its people to dream about. Is this the fault of Saudi Arabia? Or is it Lebanon’s fault?