Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Thursday urged Information Minister George Kordahi to resign in the national interest, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.
“I reiterate my call for the Minister of Information to use his conscience, assess the circumstances, take the necessary stance and give priority to the national interest,” Mikati said.
Mikati said he plans to resolve the dispute with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries.
“We will never allow this issue to become the subject of political squabbles and we will seek, in cooperation with all loyal people, to annul the decisions taken by the kingdom in a way that restores the calm of Lebanon’s relations with its neighbors. Arabic. Mikati added.
Lebanese-Saudi relations have deteriorated following comments made by Kordahi criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
Last Friday, Saudi Arabia expelled the Lebanese ambassador and banned all imports from Lebanon in protest against his comments.
Kordahi had said in a televised interview a few weeks before his appointment as minister that Huthi in Yemen had defended themselves against foreign aggression for years.
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