The statement by Saudi’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said that Lebanon did not prosecute those responsible for drug smuggling operations into the Saudi Kingdom and did not turn them in, which violates the Riyadh Judiciary Cooperation agreement.
Hezbollah was also part of the statement, where Saudi Arabia said that the party has control over all outlets in Lebanon, and provided support and training for Houthis in Yemen.
KSA‘s government assured that it will care for the Lebanese people living in the kingdom, whom they consider an important part and have nothing to do with the Lebanese minister’s statements.
According to the United Nations COMTRADE database, Lebanon’s 2020 exports to Saudi Arabia reached $219.06 million. The 3rd highest after UAE and Switzerland.
Sources have also mentioned that some Gulf Cooperation Council countries will take similar measures, with some of them even going for pulling their ambassadors from Lebanon.