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Why Lebanon’s Power Struggle Is Fueled By A Loss of Saudi Support

The Al Hariri family’s quarter-of-a-century-long dominance of the political leadership of Lebanon’s Sunni community is coming under threat because of waning support from the dynasty’s principal external sponsor, Saudi Arabia—a development that might lead to a new round of Lebanese political strife. The growing financial problems and diminishing political influence of former Prime Minister Saad Al Hariri, the leader of the Sunni Future Movement (FM) party, have left him struggling to deliver on Saudi interests in Lebanon, namely curbing the influence of Hezbollah and its patron Iran over the country.
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