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YEREVAN. – The Lebanon-Saudi confrontation should be considered as a part of Iran-Saudi Arabia confrontation, political analyst Ara Papian told reporters on November 13.

According to him, this situation resembles the Cold War era when instead of direct confrontation, we witnessed small localized clashes.

“First it were the Houthis in Yemen, next was the situation in Syria, and now Lebanon,” Papian explained, adding that Russia supports Iran and Lebanon, while Saudi Arabia is supported by the United States.

The internal processes in Saudi Arabia should be considered in the consolidation of power in the hands of Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud.

Iran's isolation is disadvantageous for Armenia, as there is a large Armenian community in Lebanon, he added.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation, as he “was worried for his safety and his life.” Lebanese President Michel Aoun said they had not accepted his resignation and were waiting for his explanations upon his return to the country. 

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