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The impact of Hariri's resignation

Saad Hariri’s resignation as prime minister of Lebanon not only upsets the country’s fragile balance of interests, said Ambassador Edward Djerejian in a recent interview.  “On top of the internal situation, when we look at the external factors — the Iran-Saudi confrontation, the [so-called] Sunni-Shia split (which is more political than sectarian), the GCC rift (Qatar), the war in Yemen, and now the situation in Lebanon as it exploded in the last week — they all point to external confrontations and a series of proxy conflicts ... You cannot separate what is happening in Lebanon from the geopolitical regional picture.” Read the full interview at The National: