Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri

Sources: Saudi Crown Prince Forced Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Resign

Citing a dozen “Western, Lebanese, and regional officials and associates” of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, on Christmas Eve the New York Times published an account of Hariri’s resignation (and later un-resignation) that asserts he was forced out of office by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of Saudi Arabia’s cold war against Iran.

SOCHI, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 13 : (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - KREMLIN PRESS CENTRE / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) President of Russia, Vladimir Putin (not seen) meets with Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri in Sochi, Russia on September …

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri Formally Rescinds His Resignation

The long and strange story of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation appears to have ended on Tuesday with news that Hariri reached a deal with opposition leaders and formally rescinded his resignation, making him once again the Prime Minister of Lebanon.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri (C) attends the opening ceremony of the second 'Kuwait Financial Forum' in Kuwait City on October 31, 2010. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi FM: Hezbollah Is ‘First-Class Terrorist Organization’

TEL AVIV – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Thursday described Hezbollah as a “first-class terrorist organization” that was responsible for destabilizing the region.  “Hezbollah has kidnapped the Lebanese system,” London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat cited Jubeir as saying at a joint news conference in

"If Iran wants to have good relations with Saudi Arabia, it has to change its policies. It has to respect international law," Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said