The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia has issued a warning to its citizens about the dangers of travel to Lebanon. Subject of the Kingdom, located in Lebanon, urgently recommended to leave this country.
Relations between the two countries deteriorated after the representative of Lebanon to the UN refused to support Iran against the resolution. Saudi Arabia announced that it was freezing military aid to Lebanon to $4 billion in Explaining the decision to freeze the aid, Saudi Arabia stated that Lebanon took the position, contrary to Arab interests, as the government came under the control of Hizbullah, Nagasawa course the country. In addition, Riyadh noted that Lebanon had not condemned attacks on Saudi diplomatic mission in Tehran and in Mashhad.
On 22 February the management of the National commercial Bank announced the closure of two of its offices in Beirut. The Bank is the largest financial institution not only Saudi Arabia but also throughout the Persian Gulf. In a published statement, the withdrawal from Lebanon will not affect the state of the National commercial Bank. Only in Saudi Arabia, he has 342 branches. Will not be affected and the Lebanese economy – the place the Bank will take competitors.