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KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait is the latest Arab country to follow in Saudi Arabia's footsteps by urging its citizens already in Lebanon to leave and issuing a travel warning for citizens planning a visit. Kuwait on Wednesday joined Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — all member-states of the tight-knit Gulf Cooperation Council — in its call for citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon. The Kuwait News Agency, which carried the travel advisory by Kuwait's Embassy in Lebanon, gave no details on the nature of the security threat. The move comes days after Saudi Arabia cut $4 billion in aid to Lebanese security forces in retaliation for Lebanon, which is home to the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah group, siding with Iran in the Sunni kingdom's spat with the Shiite power.
originally posted by: autopat51
a reply to: Discotech
it appears a major shooting war is about to take place.
clear russia out of syria.
"Hezbollah has been blocking the election of a new president in Lebanon, and furthermore this has been proved as per the Saudi official's statement due to Lebanon's lack of support to Saudi Arabia in the international political arena like the Arab League where Lebanon has refused to support the Arab unanimous position condemning the attack on the Saudi Embassy in Iran,"Kahwaji said. "This was very offensive from Lebanon towards Saudi, in addition to the negative statements coming out of Lebanon from Hezbollah towards Saudi Arabia".
originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: Zaphod58
Yep I understand this but it's no reason to start telling your citizens to not travel there just because aid has been cut, Mrspads reasoning makes sense for a change but still I'd argue that most nations issue travel advisory notices only when something has happened, so it suggests to me they have some intel about something that will happen sooner or later.
For instance before the gunman in Tunisia went on a killing spree on the beach and killed a bunch of tourists, we had no travel advice against traveling to Tunisia it was only after the fact that advice against going there was released, now it's pretty much off limits except for essential travel. Just doesn't seem normal to give advice before something happens unless you know something is going to happen.