Internationally criticized for his crimes and blood-stained human rights record and repression of opponents in his country, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’ chaos plans won’t stop.
It seems that bin Salman is currently trying to direct his plans towards Lebanon to start a war between Sunnis and Shiites, an allegation that can be seen clearly after a secret meeting held a short time ago between the Crown Prince and former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during his return to Lebanon from one of his tours.
Informed sources revealed details of the meeting that brought the two parties together where “Hariri blamed bin Salman because Saudi Arabia abandoned him and his movement, and that he paid the price of his relationship with the Kingdom by making a presidential settlement to preserve the gains of his late father.”
A long conversation took place between them about what Hariri can do in a country controlled by Hezbollah, where bin Salman told Hariri that Saudi Arabia stood with Lebanon with all its components and embraced the Lebanese in its land, while Lebanon stood largely against Saudi policies in international and Arab forums.
Lebanon is suffering the worst economic crisis since the end of the civil war (1975-1990), which sparked popular protests, since October 17, 2019, that toppled the Hariri government.
Bin Salman also blamed Hariri because the Lebanese government did not vote in the Arab League against the violations of the Houthi group.
Hariri told the Saudi Crown Prince that Lebanon governed by consensus and that a large group of the Lebanese stand with Hezbollah and its allies and that he was able to devote a political balance in the country in favor of the Arab axis led by the Kingdom by strengthening the speech it adopts in the arena it represents in Lebanon.
The sources stressed that “Hariri’s meeting with Bin Salman concluded with one result: Hariri is to return to Beirut and work to unite the Sunnis and their allies to restore the balance against Hezbollah.”
Bin Salman stressed to Hariri, according to the sources, the importance of communicating with the political alliances who were gathered with Hariri by years of joint struggle against the hegemony of Hezbollah’s weapons.
Hariri asked, during his meeting with bin Salman, whether the Kingdom had instructed his brother Bahaa to return and play a political role in Lebanon. Bin Salman denied, and stressed that he does not want to interfere in this matter and Bahaa works without Saudi instructions in Lebanon.
Hariri’s economic advisors are working in full swing to produce an economic paper to tackle the crisis, while Hariri is trying to unite the Sunnis through meetings with the partisans in his movement and those close to his political project.
Lebanon has been witnessing for some time protests against the deteriorating living conditions, especially in light of the exchange rate of one dollar, which exceeds 5,000 liras in the informal market, while it is 1507.5 liras at the Bank of Lebanon.