November 10, 2017
The State Department is showing their support for the Lebanese government amid growing tensions in the Middle East.
The U.S. and the European Union reaffirmed their position Wednesday following the resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri earlier this week.
The Lebanese prime minister resigned citing Iranian influence running rampant in his government.
The prime minister’s sudden resignation has many speculating he had been caught in the recent corruption purge in Saudi Arabia where he’s currently being held, and was coerced into leaving office.
Hariri’s family made their fortune in Saudi Arabia, supporting the claim he may be seeking refuge in the country or caving to the wishes of the Saudi government.