Friday, 03 December 2021 04:16 GMT

Hezbollah accused of using Lebanon's banks to launder money


(MENAFN)Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Friday accused Hezbollah of holding Lebanon hostage and using its banks to launder money, and Riyadh blames Hezbollah for the surprising resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Adel Al-Jubeir said that the Shiite group was trying to disrupt Lebanon by upholding its arsenal and fighters in the Mediterranean nation.

"You cannot have a militia with a military force that operates outside the scope of the government," he stated after speaking with Spanish counterpart Alfonso Dastis.

"We see Hezbollah hijacking the Lebanese banking system to launder money, we see Hezbollah hijacking Lebanese ports in order to smuggle drugs, we see Hezbollah engaging in terrorist activities and interfering in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen." he said.

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