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Saudi Arabia, UK Agree to 'Support' Lebanese Govt, 'Curb' Hizbullah's Role · Mar 10, 12:00

Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom agreed in a joint statement late on Friday “to work together to support Lebanon’s government and to work together to counter Hizbullah’s role,” in the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

The statement was issued during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the UK at the invitation of the government of Queen Elizabeth II, said the news agency.

“The two countries agreed to work together to support the Lebanese government and to work together to counter Hizbullah’s destabilizing role,” SPA reported.

SA and the UK have agreed to “see an end to the Iranian support” and a “withdrawal of Iranian elements and Hizbullah from Yemen,” it added.

The statement stressed that “for any political settlement to be achieved, it is paramount to put an end to security threats to Saudi Arabia, other regional states, as well as see an end to the Iranian support for militias and a withdrawal of Iranian elements and Hizbullah from Yemen,” SPA reported.

The two have affirmed a long-term partnership in various areas in support of Saudi Vision 2030, it said.

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