| 4 December 2023, Monday |

Embassies’ warning messages: Lebanon, an unstable country on the verge of collapse

Some embassies, such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Germany, Bahrain, and subsequently Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Emirates, called the past week on their citizens in Lebanon to avoid regions of tension and leave the country immediately. These warnings were not sent in vain, but rather as a result of a series of evaluations of the situation in Lebanon done by embassies.

Diplomatic sources confirm to Sawt Beirut International that some embassies are concerned about the security situation in Lebanon, particularly in areas where security outposts are located, as well as the general local and regional atmosphere in the region, and that there is also a plan for the situation to deteriorate and go in an unknown direction.

The sources indicate that Lebanon is subject to international monitoring, and the embassies are working permanently to keep pace with the course of developments in Lebanon, and it has become clear to them that the behavior followed by Lebanon can only lead to an exacerbation of the situation. Such statements delivered by embassies, in the event that they expand to other embassies, there are actual fears that the security situation in Lebanon would reach dangerous stages.

According to sources, despite the security incidents that took place in Ain al-Hilweh camp, “the diplomatic warnings are much further than that, and have other dimensions related to the presidential file and international reports on the situation in Lebanon and the possibility of imposing sanctions on Lebanese officials from the opposition axis team. Moreover, such fears are also explained by US suggestions for imposing sanctions on Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and considering him an extension of Hezbollah, and this is a remarkable American development in dealing with Berri, being Speaker of Parliament, and this puts the legislative authority under the international microscope.

According to the sources, the Arab fear derives from the continuous disruption of the presidential elections, and Lebanon will stay without a president, making the post-September period tough and dangerous.

  • Sawt Beirut International