SAUDI ARABIA/IRAN/LEBANON

 

Saudi Arabia, Iran On Dangerous Ground In Lebanon

 

Saudi Arabia’s $3bn grant to the Lebanese army announced in the wake of the assassination of a moderate Sunni Muslim politician on 27 December is more than a gesture of support for the flailing Lebanese state. It challenges the dominance of the heavily armed Shi’a Hezbollah group backed by political and economic rival Iran and signals a more assertive approach by the kingdom to the...