The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bahrain said that it is giving the Lebanese ambassador 48 hours to leave the country. This followed a similar decision made by Saudi Arabia.
Both decisions were made on the pretense of the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, criticizing the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
In the interview, which was done prior to Kordahi being assigned as Minister, he said that the war on Yemen was futile. He also said that the Houthis were defending themselves.
His statements caused backlash from the Gulf countries participating in the war. They consider the group “a threat to local peace.”
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign affairs also added that this decision doesn’t affect Lebanese people living in the country.
Several news sources have said that several other Gulf countries will follow suit. Lebanese ambassadors were summoned in Kuwait, KSA, and Bahrain as well.
Sources to LBCi said that there will be a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting shortly, where they expect similar measures to be put in place.
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Bahrain Is Giving Lebanon's Ambassador 48 Hours To Leave