Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
A French source familiar with Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman revealed that Saudi Arabia still maintains its position not to support Lebanon as long as Hezbollah controls it.
The day before yesterday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in an interview with France 2 channel during his stay in Paris that he had discussed with his counterpart Le Drian the issues of Lebanon, Tunisia and Libya.
According to the source, the talk about Lebanon did not go into details, except that the American side is very interested in the progress of the project to extract energy from Egypt and Jordan through Syria to Lebanon. The details of this path are not over yet. The World Bank has also entered the line of this path, and there is more work yet to be accomplished, and when the planning for it ends, the US administration will consider the formula for excluding it from sanctions on Syria.
The source confirmed that in this case, and for humanitarian reasons, there will be an exception, and Jordan and Egypt will be able to export energy to Lebanon through Syria, indicating that Jordan did not start commercial flights to Syria, contrary to what was reported, because US sanctions on Syria prevent this, and the Jordanian announcement was About allowing travelers from Syria to travel through Jordan.
Source: “Sawt Beirut International”