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Many Gulf states expel Lebanese ambassadors: “The growing distance between Lebanon and its Arab brethren” Why?


30 October 2021 17:30 GMT

A few days ago, a video of Lebanese Information Minister Yemen calling the war “occupation” was posted on social media.

This Friday in Riyadh Advertising It withdraws its ambassador to Beirut, the Lebanese capital, and gives the Lebanese ambassador 48 hours to leave Saudi Arabia. The move sparked a series of parallel results in other countries, including Bahrain Kuwait They also demanded that the Lebanese ambassadors leave their countries.

For its part, the Lebanese newspaper MTV Reported Other countries of the Cooperation Council for Arab States of the Gulf (CCEAG), including Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, may join in the future.

According to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this decision has been taken “Defamatory Statements” The current Lebanese Information Minister, George Gordahi, gave the voice. Reports Saudi Gazette.

“[Las declaraciones] They also reflect Growing distance Between Lebanon and its Arab brothers “, They confirmedIn turn, the United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Ministry summoned its ambassador to Lebanon for consultation.

A few days ago, a video of the Lebanese minister crossroads was aired on social media “Useless” Yemen described war and armed conflict “Aggression” On behalf of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Houthis, along with Iran, have stated that they will defend themselves.

At a news conference this week, Kordahi, who has been in office since Sept. 10, refused to apologize or resign, revealing that the comments were part of an interview aired on August 5. “We should not continue to be threatened in Lebanon, no matter who we are, ambassadors or individuals,” the official said. As mentioned above By AP.

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Lebanon’s reaction

For his part, Lebanese President Michael Aun Underlined “Kordahi’s statements were made even before his appointment [como ministro de Información] And Does not reflect the opinion of the state“.

Meanwhile, the country’s Prime Minister Najib Mikhadi, Insisted In a statement, he said, “One of the priorities of the government is to work Restore historical ties And relations between Lebanon and its Arab brethren. “We are very sorry for the end of the Kingdom, and we hope that the leadership of the Kingdom, with its wisdom, will reconsider it, and that we, for our part, will continue to work with all efforts. Diligence is needed to correct the mistakes that have been condemned and to address what is needed, ”he said.

  • The armed conflict in Yemen, with the support of Saudi Arabia, unites Houthi rebels against forces loyal to the deported president.
  • Since 2015, the Yemeni people have been living under bombings directed by the Saudi-led International Coalition against the Houthis, whom Riyadh considers Iranian-backed terrorists.
  • According to Announced UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the situation in Yemen remains the same “World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis”.
  • I agree with you Information UNICEF last October 19, at least 10,000 children Have been killed or maimed in Yemen since March 2015.