Saudis have a trait which is an old and inherited Arab one of not pointing out the support they give to others lest it looks like bragging. Unfortunately, the political realities of international relations have caused this to change. Thus, Saudi Arabia was forced to disclose the amount of aid to Iraq during the war in Kuwait. The numbers led to shocked amazement in Baghdad even more than in Riyadh.
Saudis now ask many questions about the aid that goes to other countries, and they say: “If you do not want to say thank you, then at least do not stab us in the back.”Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi
Many Saudis are disturbed by Lebanon’s anti-Saudi attitudes in such matters as not denouncing the attacks on the Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashhad. The Iranian themselves apologized and admitted that the attacks were a huge mistake. Despite all this, the Lebanese attitude was disappointing in the Arab League as well as in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Not only that, but Hezbollah led an open attack against Saudi Arabia while the UAE, Bahrain and the rest of the GCC supported the Saudi position.