Wednesday, February 24, two more middle East countries issued warnings to their citizens about the dangers of travel to Lebanon. The recommendations were issued by the ministries of foreign Affairs of Kuwait and Qatar.
These warnings were issued a day later after Saudi Arabia has asked its citizens in Lebanon, urgently to leave this country.
Relations between Lebanon and other Arab 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.