Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit has expressed concern about the deterioration in relations between Lebanon and the Gulf States following the diplomatic crisis that has erupted in recent hours and expressed confidence that the Lebanese authorities are able to do so that will be the situation.
Saudi Arabia on Friday urged Lebanese Ambassador Fawzi Kabara to leave the country within 48 hours, two days after summoning him after a statement by current Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi went viral on social media at the ministry, in whom he defends the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Hours later, the Bahrain government did the same to its Lebanese ambassador, who also had 48 hours to leave the country. The rest of the Persian Gulf states – the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar – are ready for the same measure, according to various media outlets.
The Secretary General of the Arab League this Saturday “expressed his confidence in President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Nayib Mikati to take the necessary measures to end the deterioration in relations between Lebanon and the Gulf,” according to the news portal Now Lebanon collected note.
Meanwhile, sources on the Lebanese website Naharnet confirmed the start of a “crisis cell” meeting this Saturday at the Prime Minister’s request to discuss the diplomatic crisis.