Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Saudi, UAE Ask Their Citizens to Leave Lebanon

Saudi Arabia advised its citizens Tuesday against travel to Lebanon and urged those already in the country to leave it, citing “safety” concerns, a few days after it halted military aid to Lebanon.

“The Foreign Ministry calls on all citizens not to travel to Lebanon for their own safety,” the Saudi news agency SPA quoted a ministry official as saying.

“It also urges citizens residing in Lebanon or visiting it to leave and not to stay there unless for utmost urgency while observing vigilance and caution,” the official added.

The ministry also called on Saudis in Lebanon to contact the kingdom's embassy in Beirut for “the necessary help and attention.”

UAE has also banned its citizens from traveling to Lebanon and decided to downsize its diplomatic mission in the country, according to AFP.
[ almanar.com.lb]

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