Saudis told to avoid Lebanon

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Saudi Arabia has warned its citizens against travel to Lebanon, the Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday.

“The Foreign Ministry calls on all citizens not to travel to Lebanon for their own safety due to the current situation in the region,” SPA said.

The ministry also called on citizens living in or visiting Lebanon to contact the Saudi Embassy in Beirut to provide them with the necessary assistance.

Last week, the U.S. urged its non-emergency staff and their family members to leave Lebanon, citing security concerns.

Lebanon has vowed to protect embassies in the country.

Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said Wednesday Lebanon regards the security of foreign embassies as important.

Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Asiri has recently said the Kingdom has put in place a contingency plan for evacuation of its nationals in Lebanon.

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