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Lebanon PM: Information minister’s comments on Saudi Arabia, UAE rejected

Lebanon PM: Information minister’s comments on Saudi Arabia, UAE rejected

Lebanon’s Prime Minister has rejected the recent controversial comments made by his information minister against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates during a recent interview in which he defended the Iran-backed Houthi militia. “George Kordahi’s recent comments do not express the government’s position on the Yemeni issue. Lebanon is committed to its ties with

Lebanon’s Prime Minister has rejected the recent controversial comments made by his information minister against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates during a recent interview in which he defended the Iran-backed Houthi militia.

“George Kordahi’s recent comments do not express the government’s position on the Yemeni issue. Lebanon is committed to its ties with Arab countries and my government is keen to have the best relations with Saudi Arabia,” Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati said in statements released late on Tuesday.

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Kordahi appeared on an Al Jazeera-affiliated youth show recently when he was asked the difference between the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group and the Yemeni Houthis. Kordahi described during the program that the Iran-backed Houthi militia’s actions were in “self-defense.”

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