Iran’s foreign minister hinted Monday that US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner was responsible for the surprise resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister over the weekend, a move that further fueled the regional rivalry between Tehran and Riyadh.
Saad Hariri unexpectedly announced his resignation on Saturday while visiting Riyadh, where he accused Saudi nemesis Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah of having a “grip” on Lebanon. He also said he feared for his life.
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Iran has said the US and Saudi Arabia were responsible for Hariri’s resignation, saying the move was meant to sow tension in Lebanon and the Middle East.
“Visits by Kushner & Lebanese PM led to [Saad] Hariri’s bizarre resignation while abroad,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted. “Of course, Iran is accused of …