Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” Sunday after the country’s prime minister resigned in a sudden televised address, citing Iranian meddling in Lebanese and regional affairs.
Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said citizens were banned from traveling to Lebanon, as well.
Bahrain is a bellwether nation for the Saudi Arabia-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council and often the first to announce sanctions and travel bans, usually targeting countries seen as close to Iran.
GCC member states banned travel to Lebanon in 2016 after Lebanon’s Foreign Minister refused to condemn mob attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri upended Lebanese politics with his surprise resignation Saturday.
Read full article on Time, November 5, 2017.