Saudi Arabia, Kuwait order citizens to leave Lebanon

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait order citizens to leave Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has advised its citizens not to travel to Lebanon and asked those who are in the country to leave as soon as possible.

The official news agency SPA quoted an official source in the foreign ministry on Thursday as saying: “Due to the situations in the Republic of Lebanon, the official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the Saudi nationals visiting or residing in Lebanon are asked to leave the country as soon as possible.

“The Kingdom advised all citizens not to travel to Lebanon from any other international destinations.”

Only hours later, Kuwait also ordered its nationals to leave Lebanon immediately. The warning was issued by Kuwait’s foreign ministry, according to a statement carried by state news agency KUNA.

Lebanon has been edge after the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who announced his departure while on a visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

His whereabouts have since been unknown. However, officials told Al Jazeera that Hariri may be under house arrest or temporarily detained in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

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