Arab League Is Worried About The Deteriorating Lebanese-Gulf Relations

Al Arabiya | Presidency Website

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed his deep concern and disappointment with the rapid downturn in the Lebanese-Gulf relations.

This follows comments made by Lebanon’s Minister of Information George Kordahi about the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.

The Lebanese Information Minister has worsened the existing tense relation between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon by making remarks, deemed criticism, about Saudi’s war on Houthis in Yemen.

The Arab League’s statement comes after Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Lebanon, as well as banning Lebanese imports.

Bahrain, hours later, also gave the Lebanese ambassador 48 hours to leave the country.

Aboul Gheit said Lebanese officials should have dealt with the situation differently but he trusts the capabilities of President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Najib Mikati to stop the deteriorating relations with the Gulf countries.

Mikati had hopes of improving the relations with the Arab Gulf countries, which have been deteriorating by Iran-backed Hezbollah‘s increasing influence over Lebanon.

Aboul Gheit appealed to the Gulf states, asking them to reflect on the considered measures in order to hinder the escalating negative consequences on Lebanon’s collapsing economy.

Arab League Is Worried About The Deteriorating Lebanese-Gulf Relations

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