UAE and Qatar tell their citizens to leave Lebanon without delay

Earlier Saudi tourists were advised to leave the country immediately. The three governments cited kidnap threats to account for this measure.
DEBKAfile adds: Tens of thousands of Saudis are spending their summer holidays in Lebanon. Saudi strategists plan for the mass exit of holidaymakers to precipitate an economic crisis and bring down the Lebanese government headed by Najib Miqati, who is accused of backing Hizballah’s active assistance to the Assad regime’s battle against the Syrian revolt.  



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