Suddenly, all the embassies of the Gulf states in Beirut have recently ordered nationals to leave Lebanon and stay away from zones of tensions without identifying any source of danger.
The successive statements followed the end of Ain Al-Hilweh clashes and did not synchronize with any security trouble in Lebanon.
Laymen and analysts in Lebanon expected horrible events would occur in Lebanon in light of the statements; however, several days passed, and nothing happened.
Well-informed sources told Al-Manar that the statements of the Gulf embassies are merely political and related to the presidential elections.
The French envoy Jean-Yves Le Drian had arrived in Beirut on July 25 and met with the chiefs of the key political blocs in Lebanon in order to enhance the presidential elections.
However, the French initiative collided with the stances of the other four members of the quintet group of states (US, Saudi, Qatar, Egypt) meeting to discuss the Lebanese political crisis.
The recent quintet meeting warned to take punitive measures against the parliamentary blocs hindering the presidential elections in Lebanon, calling on the Lebanese parties to commit to the recommendations of the IMF to cope with the economic crisis.
The G5 escalation imposed on the French diplomacy to withdraw its proposal based on supporting Head of Marada Movement Suleiman Franjiyeh for presidency and the ambassador Nawwaf Salam for premiership.
Al-Manar sources added the embassies statements were decided during the quintet meeting, noting that this move is expected to be futile.
On the other hand, Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement have continued their talks aimed at reaching a certain agreement pertaining the presidential elections. The sources indicated that this dialogue is the only constructive source of a serious hope for a breakthrough in this regard.
Source: Al-Manar English Website