U.S. Affirms Its Support for Lebanon After Prime Minister’s Resignation

In this photo released by the Lebanese Army official website, Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun, center right, meets with US Undersecretary of the Air Force for International Affairs Heidi Grant and U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard, second left, at the Lebanese Defense Ministry in Yarzeh near Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Washington said it support for the Lebanese government will not change following the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. (Lebanese Army Website via AP)

November 10, 2017
OAN Newsroom

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.

  • Roscoe

    Anyone could see that the USA and our allies were going to stop Iran’s expansion. Looks like Lebanon may be the place. Iran has turned Lebanon into a festering stink hole since it’s best days back in the 60’s and 70’s when it was a banking capitol and a vacation spot. It would be wonderful to see Hezbollah driven out and kept out to be Assad’s problem and the legitimate government returned to function as a government instead of a flock of Shiite bloodsuckers.