Leaked; Saudi Arabia's million dollar expenses against Hezbollah in the 2022 Lebanese elections
Saudi Arabia has allocated $ 10 million to spend the Lebanese parliamentary elections.
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Lebanese parliamentary elections have entered a new phase after the voter list registration. As Hezbollah continues to work on its latest projects with its allies in various areas, attention is shifting to Lebanon's Sunni areas, where a new Saudi movement has taken the responsibility for overseeing Lebanon's election campaigns, and this shows that a contact between Saudi security officials, the diplomats of this country and a number of allied forces in Riyadh has been re-established in Lebanon.
After Saudi Arabia was able to unite Walid Jumblatt, leader of the Progressive Socialist Party and Samir Geagea, leader of the Northern Front in the Lebanese Forces, attention has now turned to Beirut, Tripoli, Sidon and the Western areas, the place where Fouad Siniora, former Prime Minister of Lebanon leads election campaign with Lebanese Forces Party, the party which is considered as the first Saudi ally in Lebanon in the current era.
Fouad Siniora has said he intends to reduce the negative impact of the ouster of former Lebanese Prime Minister and head of the Lebanese Sunni faction, Saad Hariri ahead of the parliamentary elections.
The move coincides with the large sums of money by Saudi Arabia is spending in the form of humanitarian aid during Ramadan to Hezbollah's opposition campaigns in various parts of Lebanon. Information shows that the Saudi embassy has taken the responsibility of spending money in the Lebanese elections, and it is expected that soon after the return of the Saudi ambassador to Beirut, Walid al-Bukhari, the embassy will be reactivated for the Lebanese parliamentary elections and the visit of Saudi diplomats to Lebanon a few days ahead of election cannot be taken something as out of issue.
It is noteworthy that in the past two days, Walid al-Bukhari has called Fouad Siniora to congratulate him on the eve of the month of Ramadan. This is while, the Al-Akhbar newspaper reported that Fouad Siniora had previously received a similar call from Khalid bin Ali Al Humaidan, a Saudi intelligence officer.
Siniora was quoted as saying that Walid al-Bukhari had told him that Saudi Arabia had taken a neutral position in the Lebanese elections and was not supporting anyone. Meanwhile, Fouad Siniora, who complains about a lack of funding to run his campaign, has counted on the money that the Saudi ambassador will bring to Lebanon.
Also, the sources close to Fouad Siniora, revealed that Saudi Arabia's good relations with Siniora meant Riyadh's support for his election campaign, and that Riyadh had decided to provide financial assistance to Fouad Siniora's campaign and other Hezbollah opponents, through humanitarian aid and through other civil and political organizations associated with the elections.
Information also shows that Saudi Arabia has allocated $ 10 million to spend in the Lebanese parliamentary elections, a large part of which may go to Fouad Siniora's campaign.
Meanwhile, Fouad Siniora continues to create contacts with an atmosphere of self-support in Beirut and other areas. In this regard, Siniora has met several times with Abdul Latif Derian, the Sunni Mufti of Lebanon, as well as held meetings with religious, civil and political leaders who used to work with the Hariri family. Siniora stressed that his goal is not to leave the arena empty and that he is not leading any project against Hezbollah.
The former Lebanese prime minister also explicitly stated that the list he has compiled and the lists he supports are in opposition to Hezbollah.
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