Saudi Arabia urges its citizens to leave Lebanon

Riyadh (AFP) –


Saudi Arabia on Tuesday urged its citizens in Lebanon to leave, days after Riyadh halted a $3-billion programme funding military supplies to Beirut in protest against Hezbollah.

The foreign ministry issued a statement calling on "all citizens not to travel to Lebanon, for their safety, and asking citizens residing in Lebanon or visiting not to stay unless extremely necessary," the official SPA news agency reported.