Lebanese President Michel Aoun, an ally of Iran-backed group Hezbollah, flew to Saudi Arabia on Monday on his first visit abroad since his October election hoping to ease tensions rooted in the rivalry between Riyadh and Tehran.
Iranian politicians from across the spectrum have praised the election of a new president in Lebanon. The Lebanese parliament elected Michel Aoun Oct. 31, ending a more than two-year presidential vacuum in the country.
The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the group’s fighters will remain in neighboring Syria until they achieve the final victory over foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants and purge the crisis-hit Arab country.
Saudi Arabia said Friday it has halted a $3 billion programme for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group fighting in support of Syria's regime.
In light of positions taken by Hezbollah the kingdom.