DHL told Annahar newspaper that it has taken instructions to stop mail from Lebanon to Saudi Arabia.
The company noted that it “began to return the mail it received in Lebanon to be sent to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, to customers,” adding that “this decision comes in implementation of the Saudi instructions.”
This decision comes within the framework of Saudi Arabia halting imports from Lebanon, which Saudi Arabia announced on October 30, as a result of the diplomatic crisis.
Saudi Arabia has taken severe measures against Lebanon, stopping all imports, and requesting the departure of the Lebanese ambassador within 48 hours, while summoning its ambassador in Lebanon for consultations.
The Saudi Foreign Minister declared that his country has no interest in relations with Lebanon.
These announcements came as an objection to the statements of the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, that criticized Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the Yemeni war.
However, the Saudi Foreign Minister clarified during a televised interview with CNBC that the issue is “broader” than Kordahi’s statements and is related to Hezbollah and Lebanon’s current government.
Saudi Arabia deems Hezbollah, which is part of the Lebanese government, as “a terrorist group” supporting the Houthi militia against the Arab Gulf coalition in Yemen.
A couple of days before the Lebanon-Gulf Crisis sparked, the Saudi government designated Hezbollah’s financial institution, Al-Qard Al-Hassan, as a terrorist entity.