Saudi Arabia has not taken measures against Lebanese living and working there in the wake of Hezbollah’s antagonist stance toward the kingdom since it launched a war on Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Saudi envoy said Thursday.
“There is no information yet that [Riyadh] has taken any decision against the Lebanese brethren in the kingdom, but if things continue to exceed the red line that doesn’t mean that this can go without repercussions,” Ali Awad Asiri told local newspaper An-Nahar. He did not elaborate.
Asiri has implicitly lashed out at Hezbollah over its stance on the three-week-long war in Yemen, saying the Shiite party’s tirade against Riyadh did not serve Lebanon’s interests.
Asiri urged Hezbollah not to concern itself with Yemen Wednesday, two days before party chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah is scheduled to speak on the issue.